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TricksFoundry
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  • A Guide To Underpromotion

    The concept of underpromotion epitomizes the beauty of chess. Mathematically speaking, the queen is far and away the most potent force on the board. Yet there are certain situations in which the lady's subordinates are more deserving of reincarnat... | Read More

  • 10 Bad Habits In "Searching For Bobby Fischer"

    It is time for the big national scholastic tournaments here in the U.S., and that means that we are going to witness thousands of kids making similar mistakes on and off the chess board. A clear sign of a person getting older is when he starts c... | Read More

  • Play Chess Online With Your Pets

    April Fools! Are you tired of the same old game of fetch? Running low on filthy, chewed-up tennis balls? Wouldn’t it be nice to play something a bit more intellectually challenging with your pets? Thanks to groundbreaking new technolog... | Read More

  • Dreams: The Secret Formula For Chess Success, Part 3

    What in the world is a chess dream? And how can such a thing help your game? For those that want the full introductory prose, please go to part one of this series. For the busy masses who have things to do and places to go, here’s a nutshe... | Read More

  • Stop Making The Same Mistakes Over And Over

    In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray plays Phil Connors, a weatherman who inexplicably starts repeating February 2 every day in the groundhog-crazed town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Connors spends an unknown amount of time stuck i... | Read More


    • Moments of Khanty-Mansiysk FIDE Grand Prix 2015

      Fide GP 2014-2015 is over. Caruana, Nakamura and Jakovenko shared 1st place (6,5/11) in Khanty-Mansisyk. Caruana (370 GP points) and Nakamura (347 GP points) are qualified for the Candidates 2016. Also Caruana (elo 2804,9) took back the world #2 p... | Read More

      • Haggard-CC
      • | May 26, 2015
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    • Rook endings tricks

      It can be very tricky to evaluate rook endings on a chess board. Sometimes the position looks totally won, but then the rook ending can end in a draw or even a loss. Here's 10 rook ending tips from a pretty strong chess player (2200+ FIDE) : A... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 20, 2015
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    • A day of many interesting games!

      Okay.. I confess, I played more games that I should have today. (My wife will not be happy.. Any married men out there who can emphatised with me? =p The result? A net loss of (thankfully) 1 ELO point. However! All games (won or lost) served as ... | Read More

    • Stalemate! The Most Aesthetic Swindle

      I am constantly asked by students why stalemate is a draw and not a win. My answer (rightly or wrongly) is that chess is a better game because stalemate is a draw. Narrowly superior positions such as pawn up endings and even equal pawn endings oft... | Read More

    • Sicilian Defense Against the Smith-Morra Gambit

      Hello Chess Fans, The Sicilian Defense is by far Black's most popular and strongest answer to 1. e4, so much so that many players have switched to 1.d4 to avoid confronting it altogether; however there are a group of players who have taken the ... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Dutch Defense

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    The Dutch Defense 1. d4 f5 is an attempt to create an imbalance in the position on move one and prepare for a King-side attack by Black. Most common variations are The Classical: 1. d4 f5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. g3 e6 (and a later d6); The Stonewall: 1. d4 ... Read More »