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Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Puzzle #71https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-71Tue, 26 Jan 2016 01:14:59 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-71Puzzle #70https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-70Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:59:14 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-70Puzzle #69 - Mate in 2https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-69---mate-in-2Sun, 24 Jan 2016 06:32:37 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-69---mate-in-2{OTB Tournament game} KID, kingside clamp structurehttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-kid-kingside-clamp-structureThu, 21 Jan 2016 01:50:37 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-kid-kingside-clamp-structure{OTB Tournament game} King's Indian defense, Mar del Plata variationhttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-kings-indian-defense-mar-del-plata-variationThu, 21 Jan 2016 01:47:35 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-kings-indian-defense-mar-del-plata-variation{OTB Tournament game} English openinghttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-english-openingThu, 21 Jan 2016 01:43:40 -0800https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-english-openingPuzzle #68 - Always a way outhttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-68---always-a-way-outSun, 18 Oct 2015 05:24:28 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-68---always-a-way-out{OTB Tournament game} Benko gambithttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-benko-gambitMon, 12 Oct 2015 02:50:40 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/otb-tournament-game-benko-gambitPuzzle #67 https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-67Mon, 28 Sep 2015 01:38:16 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-67Getting a favorable structure in a knight and rook endgameWhat to note about this ending: - material is equal. Each side has two rooks and two knights. - Black is better developed as their rooks are connected but White's about to solve this issue shortly with Kc2. - the pawn structure is symmetrical. ...https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/getting-a-favorable-structure-in-a-knight-and-rook-endgameWed, 16 Sep 2015 09:20:46 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/getting-a-favorable-structure-in-a-knight-and-rook-endgamePuzzle #66 - Zugzwanghttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-66---zugzwangWed, 16 Sep 2015 08:51:42 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-66---zugzwangK+P ending - Last resort pawn breaksKing and pawn endgames with equal material are often drawn. Unless one side has too active a king or too many weaknesses or an unstoppable passer, it's usually just a matter of correct king moves to keep the position even. There is nevertheless a ...https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/kp-ending---last-resort-pawn-breaksWed, 09 Sep 2015 02:09:25 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/kp-ending---last-resort-pawn-breaksPuzzle #65 - Shaky king positionhttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-65---shaky-king-positionWed, 09 Sep 2015 01:12:54 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-65---shaky-king-positionPuzzle #64 - Between a rock and a hard placehttps://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-64---between-a-rock-and-a-hard-placeWed, 09 Sep 2015 01:09:52 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-64---between-a-rock-and-a-hard-placePuzzle #63https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-63Wed, 09 Sep 2015 01:05:47 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-63Kingside attack in a queenless middlegame https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/kingside-attack-in-a-queenless-middlegameSun, 06 Sep 2015 00:36:25 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/kingside-attack-in-a-queenless-middlegamePuzzle #62https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-62Sun, 06 Sep 2015 00:03:51 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-62Rook ending, two blockaded passed pawnsBlack has two passed pawns but White is blockading them. It looks hard to make any headway as long as they have the queening squares under control. Moreover the pawns need protection, which means Black's mobility is somewhat limited. How to procee...https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-endingWed, 02 Sep 2015 05:36:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/rook-endingBusted openings #4 - Black plays d5 too early in the SpanishOne of Black's main objectives in the Ruy Lopez is to get the move d5 in. With the support of the Nf6 this pawn thrust takes a jab at the white center by attacking the e4-pawn, forcing White to make a decision. In taking it they give up their cent...https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-4---black-plays-d5-too-early-in-the-spanishMon, 31 Aug 2015 01:15:51 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/busted-openings-4---black-plays-d5-too-early-in-the-spanishPuzzle #61 - Mate in 3https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-61---mate-in-3Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:00:58 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/MelvinDoucet/puzzle-61---mate-in-3