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  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 1

    When discussing great games, many chess fans always think of slashing attacks and outrageous combinations. While every world-class player tossed out more than a few epic combinations at some point in his career, positional masterpieces are far har... | Read More

  • 5 Ways Chess Can Boost Your Resumé

    Working on your chess doesn’t have to translate to results solely over the board. Experience in chess can go a long way in applications, university personal statements, and job interviews. However, you have to highlight the right skill... | Read More

  • How to Hypnotize Your Opponents!

    The recently finished Sinquefield Cup is going to attract chess players' attention for a long time. Mostly, chess analysts will concentrate their efforts trying to explain the phenomenal result of Fabiano Caruana. You can read my version here.&nbs... | Read More

  • How to Win Equal Positions

    Through the years, I've heard quite a few players claim that having an equal position against a stronger player is pure torture. Even though you might be playing for a win, once a desirable result is close at hand, it becomes tempting to overestim... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #59: A Knight Can Stop a Pawn

    Professor: Hello, class. The class offered a measured blah response. Rachel then spoke up. Rachel: What’s planned for today, Professor? Professor: I thought I’d throw it open to the class. Lucian: How about showing what three m... | Read More


    • Endgame Tactics

      Electric Fence Advance (Pawn-Rook Ending)Note how the rook controls the entire d-file. This line of controlled squares acts like an electric fence that the Black king cannot cross. Using a rook to cut off the enemy king like this is a common dev... | Read More

      • redgoo
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    • tactics trainer study, #27

      originally found on tactics trainer | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • tactics trainer study, #26

      originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

      • biffrod
      • | Sep 15, 2014
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    • tactics trainer study, #25

      originally found on tactics trainer full game: | Read More

      • biffrod
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    • Crazy tactics with a queen down!

      Last Saturday I participated in one of my favorite rapid tournaments of the year in Delft. Compared to most one day tournaments it has the advantage (in my opinion) the tournament starts only at 3 pm, so that players don't have to hurry on saturda... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Sep 15, 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 »