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  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Strategy

    In my last article, I gave you five tips to improve your tactics.  If you did your homework and practiced your tactics (either Tactics Trainer, or my Chess Genie app) you will see the benefits right away! However, learning strateg... | Read More

  • Game Of Thrones Or Chess Puzzles?

    IM Daniel Rensch has tried live daily puzzle sessions before, racing against the clock to complete chess tactics before the timer expires. But even Chess.com’s master tactics trainer hasn’t attempted anything like this. This Sunday... | Read More

  • Can A GM And Rybka Beat Stockfish?

    Around June, Rubik's Cube extraordinaire and chess aficionado Tyson Mao approached me with a fascinating proposal. Together with his friend Jesse Levinson, Tyson was exploring the current state of computer chess engines. It is well establis... | Read More

  • 5 Grandmaster Tips To Improve Your Tactics

    Do you find yourself getting a good position only to spoil it by missing a simple tactic?  How about getting a promising attack but failing to find a forced mate or win of material?  I hope these five simple tips will help to sharpen y... | Read More


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      • GM_Nikhil
      • | Aug 25, 2015
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    • An introduction

      Hello, everyone!   I'm Aoikunie, a huge chess fan. In this blog, I'll record my journey to chess mastery for everyone (or myself only ) to read. I'm from Sweden and I have a rating of 1 000 IRL because I just started playin... | Read More

      • AoiKunie
      • | Aug 22, 2015
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    • 4th Art of War Intramural

      Take a pinch of tactical nous, a splash of positional skill and throw in the odd blunder and what do you get? Intramural 4 that's what. Yet another success story for the folks of the Art of War team. In a complete change of emphasis - I have deci... | Read More

      • Gunners2004
      • | Aug 16, 2015
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    • ♥ Day 6 ♥

      10:00 Apparently there is an attachment that goes onto the back of the wee tractor. So my daughter tells me :( Still have'nt managed to even start the darn thing! Mybe I should do what this girl is doing    11.11 I'm back!!!! Did well ... | Read More

    • Golders Green Rapid play

      With the GF away entered into the Open section of the Golders Green Rapid. Going to be tough as my current grade of 176 puts me at the bottom end of the section which usually has a few titled players. Tactics trainer has been great and i well reco... | Read More

      • kingdeathv
      • | Aug 7, 2015
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  • 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 »

  • Aagaard, Jacob

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    Jacob Aagaard Madsen, born July 31, 1973, is a Grandmaster (2005) originally from Denmark, but now living in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is usually referred to simply as Jacob Aagaard. He finished 2nd in the 111th Scottish Championship in 2004.  He... 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 »