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alvaro_trap
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  • 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

  • A Simple Endgame That Nobody Can Play Correctly!

    You cannot be a really strong chess player unless you know how to play endgames.   This simple statement was a cornerstone of the Soviet school of chess. There was even a well known Russian chess saying: "С молодёжью - в эндш... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #56: Outflanking and Outranking

    Professor: Welcome, everyone. In its typical blasé manner, the class offered a communal smile back.  Professor: How unusual for this class, Thomas. You have your hand up. What is it? Thomas: I saw a position in Washington Square ... | Read More

  • Monster Opening Preparation, Part 2

    In our second installment of Monster Opening Preparation (part 1 here), we’ll take a look at two of the most famous “prep” games ever. Both are highlighted by legends concerning the length of time they prepared/analyzed/pondered ... | Read More

  • Hikaru Nakamura: Rise Of The Machines!

    In one of my previous articles, I compared Mikhail Tal to a chess version of the Terminator. To be fair, except for his ultra aggressive playing style, the always-friendly Mikhail Tal looked like anything but this terrifying creature played b... | Read More


    • Disaster in the Opening

      IM Alex Kundin has prepared a new lesson for you: “Disaster in the Opening”. You’ll learn useful opening concepts while enjoying a really nice attacking game!     Have you enjoyed the final position of the game from the video? It’... | Read More

    • Known Traps & Attacks

      The Diagonial Knight TrapThis is a position that is worth remembering as it has considerable practical value. In general, a bishop placed three squares vertically or horizontally from a knight will cover all of the knight's moves in the bishop's d... | Read More

      • redgoo
      • | Sep 17, 2014
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    • Chess Opening Trap #3: Albin’s Counter Gambit – f2 Accident!

      Hi all, Time for another accident on the f2 square! We will take a look at a trap from the Albin’s Counter Gambit. It is useful to study the typical tactical patterns that make this trap possible. Be aware of someone playing this against you i... | Read More

      • Waldemar
      • | Sep 16, 2014
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    • ChessIQ September G60

      Sometimes Cassia is on your side.  On Saturday I played in a local G60|30 tournament in Skokie in the U1500 section. Through no fault of my own, I won all four of my games, and the division. My rating shot up from 1318 to 1477, and I got a bette... | Read More

      • Pligrim
      • | Sep 14, 2014
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    • Thai Chess

      When I am not playing chess or gracing the Chess.com forums with my presence, I am either programming or teaching. Yesterday I saw one of my students was playing checkers (Makot in Thai) on his phone. I asked him about it and he said he plays eve... | Read More

      • kleelof
      • | Sep 13, 2014
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Chessopedia


  • 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 »