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  • The Deadliest Chess Pattern

    There are many patterns in chess which you should know if you want to become strong. I have discussed many of them in this column through the years. Today, I'll talk about the deadliest chess pattern, the one that usually ... | Read More

  • Windows Of Chess Opportunity

    In an amateur chess game, opportunities abound. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often missed. Positional gains are snubbed, tactics are missed, a winning endgame is agreed drawn, and mutual fear leads both players into a deep, dark abyss.&n... | Read More

  • Minority Attack: Turn Your Pawns Into Weapons

    ih8sens (real name: Matt Nicholson) is a national master rated 2329. He asked the following: “I have a position that I’m curious about. The majority of players I’ve asked believe that Black should not play 18…Bxg3.&... | Read More

  • How To Play When You're Winning Easily

    In all sports, you play much differently when you are winning easily. In baseball, if you are leading 8-0 in the 8th inning, you would not pull your fresh relief pitcher out of the game to pinch hit and try to get another run. In soccer, if y... | Read More

  • Patterns: Bishop+Rook Mates

         Many naturally talented chess players effortlessly envision mating patterns, applying them or threatening their application with amazing ease.  Other, less talented players such as myself, must keep hammering t... | Read More


    • Bishop and Knight and Two Bishops V.S Lone King Endings

      Mate in 4   Bishop, Knight and King vs King - YouTube   Mate in 3   Chess Endgames- Checkmate with Two Bishops - YouTube | Read More

    • Death of a Chess Position

      Eventually losing this position was like reliving Death of a Salesman. Act 1 Scene 1 is optimistic and full of hope ... but by the final scenes all of one's dreams are in disarray. It was instructive for me to see how it unfolded, pin pointing in ... | Read More

    • Analysis of one of my correspondence games

      Correspondence chess is different than live chess. Time controls are way slower, from 1 move per day to 10 moves per 40 days (1 move every 4 days if we divide it up) meaning that the player can take all the time he needs to correctly calculate all... | Read More

    • How to play the opposite coloured bishop endgames?

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, D... | Read More

    • playing with wrong color bishop

      In order to win this kind of endgame(king+rookpawn+wrong color bishop vs king) you can't let the oponnent's king reach the corner were you promote the pawn. If you are on the defensive side, you only need to get the king to the corner and that's a... | Read More

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Video Lessons



  • OVERLOADCHESS 222

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    Sometimes a chess piece is overloaded by having more than one defensive job to do. The overworked piece can be exploited by capturing one of the pieces it is defending or occupying a square it is defending forcing it to leave its other defensive ... Read More »

  • List of chess variants

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    A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from or inspired by chess".[2] The difference from chess might include one or more of the following: different rules for capture, move order, game objective, etc.; addition... Read More »

  • Mark's Opening

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    Mark's Opening is a chess opening characterized by the moves 1   d4  Nf6 2 Nc3   d5 3 Bf4   This position can also be reached by transposition (the move order isn't important). The advantages of the opening include fast piece develo... Read More »

  • Sicilian Defence,Accelerated Dragon

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    Many people suffers against maroczy bind setup against accelerated dragon which arises after the following move orders.In this type of setup white normally deided to play with strong centre and its very good setup for white againt accelerated dra... 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 »