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    • tactics trainer study, #59

      originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Nov 26, 2014
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    • An Opening Guide

      This guide is for anyone who would like to brush up on their openings and defenses. Remember: A good opening strategy is to reach a playable middlegame. Protecting your king, controlling the center, development and mobility are all essential par... | Read More

    • Tactics 1

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      • Samurai-X
      • | Nov 26, 2014
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    • Vishy's Brilliancy

      Yesterday, I watched Anand fail to regain his title. I expected Carlsen to win, but I wanted one absolutely brilliant win from Vishy along the way—something to hold Vishy’s head high on the plane home.  Over the board, despite his one win, th... | Read More

      • jdcannon
      • | Nov 24, 2014
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    • Team Chess: Practice 11/24/14

      This game was played during practice today. Two people played each color, alternating each turn (e.g. I played Black on moves 2, 4, 6...). No communication of any type was allowed. It was difficult to guess the teammate's intentions as well as the... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • decoy

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    Chess games many times are won and lost because of a single tactical move. One of the most common tactics that you will see in any chess game is the decoy. The decoy in chess is finding a poisoned square that your opponent would never want to g... Read More »

  • What You Need to Know Well as a Beginner

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    The Tactics! If you are directed to the wrong page from my profile,please go back. Forks A fork is basically when one piece attacks two. Skewer When one piece attacks a more valuable piece and then a less valuable piece behind it. Pawns can't... Read More »

  • Underpromotion tactics

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    In 90% of the cases pawns are promoted to queens. Sometimes though, it would be better to promote to something else other than a queen, like in the following examples: Here is one that involves promoting to a rook: If you think your skills at ... Read More »

  • Queen's Gambit

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    The Queen's Gambit is the starting position of many respectable chess opening such as the Queen's Gambit Accepted, the Queen's Gambit Declined and the Slav Defence. Black in most cases prefers not to capture the pawn as he cannot keep it without ... Read More »

  • Chernev, Irving

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      Irving Chernev (1900-1981) was born on January 29, 1900 in Priluku, Ukraine   In 1904 (some sources say 1920), Chernev’s family emigrated to Brooklyn, New York.   In 1912, Irving Chernev’s father taught him chess.   In the 1930s, ... Read More »