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  • Don't Lose Trying Too Hard to Win

    In my article on chess technique, I wholeheartedly agreed with Frank J. Marshall's affirmation that "the hardest thing in chess is to win a won game." Indeed, tenacious defense is now the norm rather than the exception. Fifty years ago, the fir... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator, Part Two

    Last week, we left our amicable chess terminator at a position where his opponent set a devilish trap for him. Many of you, my dear readers, correctly found the refutation of the trap. In his book, Tal wrote that White's move (25.Rd2) made him ver... | Read More

  • The Chess Terminator

    This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of one of the most influential movies of all time: The Terminator! Is there any person on Earth who hasn't said "I'll be back," imitating the great Arnold?  Even though The Terminator is just a sc... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #48 - The Fortress and the Cage, Part 3

    Professor: Class, how wondrous to see you! Here, the burble of garbled voices seemed to say pleasant prattling things back to the professor. Professor: They say all good things must come to an end, and that’s the case today. Thomas: Are you l... | Read More

  • Readers’ Games, Questions and Comments, Part 4

    Shock Value or the Real Thing? ejSalsac asked: “I wished to ask for your evaluation of a line of the English Attack which to my knowledge has rarely been played: 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be3 Ng4 7.Bg5 h6 8.Bh4 g5 9.Nf5... | Read More


    • Book Review: Mating the Castled King by Danny Gormally (Ebook)

      NOTE: This review is part of a three part series reviewing the Forward Chess app for chess ebooks, this book, and Techniques of Positional Play by Bronznik and Terekhin. Forward Chess Review Techniques of Positional Play Review Mating the Castl... | Read More

    • Opening traps

      Diagram 1 Diagram 2 Diagram 3 Diagram 4 | Read More

      • MPe3k
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    • French Opening Fort Knox Trap!!!!

      There is an inaccuracy in black's moves! Can you build on it? | Read More

      • 312419
      • | Jul 10, 2014
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    • The greatest chess match of all time

      From The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. The Soviet Union's masterful Boris Spassky versus America's unpredictable Bobby Fischer was the greatest chess match of all time. At the time, it was a proxy for the cold war between the U.S. and Russi... | Read More

    • Ye Cannae Beat the Canny Scotch!

      Ch3ckm8 in 8!.... it was a braw bricht moonlicht nicht this Monday nicht at oor wee chess club. Below is a nice little trap in the Scotch Gambit that I was lucky to pull off in our Monday night rapid. (still had 8 minutes left on the old tick to... | Read More


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  • Fool's Mate

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    Fool's mate, also known as the "two-move checkmate," is the quickest possible checkmate in the game of chess. One example consists of the moves leading to the position shown... There are eight slight variations on the pattern — White might p... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • Petroff's Defence

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    Petroff's Defence (or the Russian Game) arises after: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6    There is an interesting trap where white may blunder his Queen away early in the game after: 3. Nxe5 Qe7 4. Nf3 Nxe4 5. Nc3?? Leads to Nxc3+, and black will win ... Read More »

  • Legal Trap

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    The Legal Trap is a trap that ocurs in the Philidor Defence.  It ocurs when Black tries to pin a knight to the queen. Black is down a pawn with no compensation.   Sometimes, h3 is not necessary. This example shows an example of t... Read More »

  • A00 to E99

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    This is a list of chess openings, organised by the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings (ECO) code. In 1966, Chess Informant categorised the chess openings into five broad areas ("A" through "E"), with each of those broken down into one hundred subcate... Read More »