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    • Montana Open 2014, Round 5

      The tournament thus far had been a case of strikes and gutters for me, with satisfactory results from uninspiring games on the first day followed by a bad result from an interesting, tough fight on the second. The last round would define my tourna... | Read More

      • MrMayor
      • | Apr 19, 2014
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    • Puzzles from some of my recent games

      A series of puzzles based on tactics which cropped up in some of my games recently. Enjoy! First, a quick and painful mate which was delivered in 15 moves. We join the game at move 12:   Next, getting ready to throw a rook boomerang: ... | Read More

      • john4000
      • | Apr 19, 2014
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    • When all is lost… go for the draw

      After blundering away both rooks from what was a winning position, and finding myself down a bishop and a pawn in the endgame, I set a few stalemate traps which were easily avoided, but it can be easy to overlook these things when you have your e... | Read More

      • jivvi
      • | Apr 18, 2014
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    • My take on resigning

      Wow, there certainly are a lot of strong feelings to be found on the subject of resigning games! I suppose I'll document my feelings on the subject, and point future opponents here so they'll know. If I am winning Stop! Don't resign yet! Certa... | Read More

    • 3 Ways to Teach Chess

      How to Teach Chess   The game of chess is often perceived as complicated and involved. This perception can lead to potential players feeling that they don't have the necessary ability to learn the game. Yet, the reality is that chess can be taug... | Read More

      • aaeee
      • | Mar 23, 2014
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Video Lessons



  • Sarratt, Jacob Henry

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    Jacob Henry Sarratt (1772-1821) was a chess player and author.   He was a London schoolmaster and the first professional to teach in England.  He was the house professional at the Salopian coffee house in London who played for a guinea per game... Read More »

  • The Impotent Pair

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    The Impotent Pair refers to a RP and Bishop of the "wrong color" that does not control the queening square. If the lone King cannot be prevented from arriving at the queening square ahead of the enemy King the game is a draw. In this diagram the p... Read More »

  • Stalemates

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    The Stalemate is easy to learn but hard to make. What is it? It's stalemate if one side can't make any moves with any piece. How? Let me explain by a example:            no moves!   Try this; Read More »

  • Longest games

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    The longest chess game is 269 moves (Ivan Nikolic - Goran Arsovic, Belgrade 1989) which ended in a draw after over 20 hours of play.  Two other games have gone to 200 or more moves.  In 1988 at the Saloniki Olympiad, Seirawan and Xu Jun ... Read More »

  • Stalemate

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    The rule regarding stalemate first appeared in Europe in A. Saul's Famous Game of Chesse-Play, published in 1614.  In England, the player who gave stalemate lost the game.  In Italy and France stalemate counted as a draw.  In Sp... Read More »