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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 6

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • The 10 Weirdest Chess Sets

    The last two weeks, we looked at the chess pieces most and least likely to survive the game. Most of the time, those chess pieces will be the normal Staunton tournament set we all know so well. When playing online, though, you can choose ... | Read More

  • Break the Biggest Rule in Chess -- and Win!

    In the first two installments of this article, we discussed the situations where it is beneficial to ignore well established principles of chess. Today we'll talk about another "sacred cow" of chess rules, the most dangerous one to bend!  H... | Read More

  • The Greatest Combinations You've Never Seen

    In this day and age, nary a chess player is unfamiliar with the most famous tactical games of all time: Morphy-Count Isouard, Anderssen-Kieseritzky (The Immortal Game), Anderssen-Dufresne (The Evergreen Game), Glucksberg-Najdorf (The Polish Immort... | Read More


    • Books from My Past, Part 4

      In this fourth and final installment of the "Books from My Past" series I'll review the final two books that I read before starting the serious chess study in 2013 that I have been journaling about in this blog. My 20 year chess career can be s... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • ME!

      Wow, tactics are eeeec! | Read More

    • tactics trainer study, #52

      originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • tactics trainer study, #51

      originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • Chess tips from a NON-PRO

      Hi guys once again! Today I will teach you the fundamentals of chess! Really! No joke! Even if i'm just a 900-1100, I shall try. This is for beginners!!!!!!*FAKE* warning again *FAKE* don't take advice from me #1-when losing resign #2- when li... | Read More

      • sparklenpt
      • | Oct 18, 2014
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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 »