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    • Evaluating Chess Progress (Summary)

      Evaluating Chess Progress (Summary) After all is said and done, progress in chess is “measured” by “ratings” (that is a numerical “score”) in several different areas.  The main ones we use in the C&O scholastic programs are... | Read More

      • CoachOmar
      • | Jan 7, 2016
    • Bishops of Opposite Colors with Queens

      It's commonly understood that in endgames without other pieces, bishops of opposite colors are drawish:  one, two, sometimes even three extra pawns may not win. Add a bit of additional material, even in a semi-endgame, and this is no longer true... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Jan 5, 2016
    • 【翻訳】初級者向け学習プラン―基礎からの一歩

      翻訳元:Study Plan: Beyond the Basics! 対象:初心者(レーティング0-1000) まずはChess.comの活用法を知り、君のチェスの上達につなげよう!   まずはピースの動きを覚えよう!チェスの道... | Read More

      • ichimame
      • | Dec 22, 2015
    • How to Generate a PGN File Containing Game Annotations Within

      One of the keys to chess improvement is the habit to analyse your own games (see image, published by Chessbase). Those who do this will sometimes want to share their work with others, or just save it for future reference. The most universal file f... | Read More

      • Schemato
      • | Nov 17, 2015
    • HUGE rating drops

      Am I the only person here that sometimes has sudden huge rating drops? It's ridiculous. My rating literally goes up 300 and down 300 then up 300 then back down 300. Seems like if I hang my queen in a game, I start hanging pieces more and more ofte... | Read More

  • En passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may onl... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Campomanes, Florencio

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    Florencio Basa Campomanes, born Feb 22, 1927, was the first non-European elected FIDE President (1982-1995).  In 1956, he was the first National Master of the Philippines Chess Federation.  He won the Philippine championship in 1956 and 1960.  ... Read More »

  • Ruy Lopez

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    Opening: Ruy Lopez (Spanish)ECO: C60ECO Variations: C60 - C99Type: King's Pawn GamePGN: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5FEN:  r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/2n5/1B2p3/4P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 3 3 The Ruy Lopez (also known as the Spanish Opening) is a ches... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »