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  • The King Hunt, Revealed

    To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Read More

  • In Pursuit Of Zugzwang

    Zugzwang in chess seems like a simple concept: being forced to move even when it's disadvantageous.   To me, zugzwang is the saudade of chess; a straightforward idea on the surface, but a profound and fascinating concept on the in... | Read More

  • The Touch Move Rule

    The touch move rule is the most basic rule of tournament chess.  Even people who don't play chess at all know that when a chess player intentionally touches one of his pieces, he must make a move with this piece (of course if such a legal mov... | Read More

  • You Must Know This Powerful Endgame Pattern

    There are many basic endgame rules you can find in any chess manual: Centralize your king! Create an outside passed pawn!  Rooks should be placed behind passed pawns! ...I bet you've heard them dozens of times.  And yet one very... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #73: Three vs. Two

    Professor: It's good to see you, class.  The kids didn't say much. A few of them even looked sad.  Professor: Why so pale and wan, if I may ask? Rachel: Well, the semester's coming to an end.  Professor: That's true. But you've all learned... | Read More


    • A positional crush in the end

      One of the nice but not so common tactical patterns is zugzwang. In this game it kind of happened in the end. | Read More

      • achja
      • | Mar 30, 2015
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    • How not to play against the alapin

      Okay, today I want to look at an Alapin game I played where the opponent plays 2. ... e5. [1. e4 c5 2. c3 e5].   The purpose of this blog post is to demonstrate why this is not a good defense and secondarilly how difficult it is psychologically... | Read More

      • PaulEChess
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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    • Brief Review: How I Beat Fischer's Record Judith Polgar Teaches Chess Volume 1

      How I Beat Fischer's Record Judith Polgar Teaches Chess Volume 1   Judith Polgar continues her remarkable chess career with a unique volume that combines superb biographical narrative with outstanding learning material.  Beginning in early ch... | Read More

      • SchriSchri
      • | Mar 18, 2015
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    • Special training offer! NEW: stencils with exercises

      Since the foundation of the Amsterdam Chess Academy I have been busy training the most promising youngsters in the region. Hence, I felt the urge of extending my training material by creating new stencils with diagrams, analytical exercises, game ... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Mar 13, 2015
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    • Chess Improver of the Week of March 2

      Greetings, fellow chess improvers. Each week, members of the Chess Improver group submit losses for analysis and I choose the most instructive submissions to feature as lessons at that level, as well as a showcase win by the submitter to show what... | Read More

      • jlconn
      • | Mar 10, 2015
      • | 249 views
      • | 9 comments

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