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  • Why Chess Players Blunder

    We have seen them, haven’t we? The howlers? Amateurs and professionals alike in the aftermath of a game, trying to explain their blunder, shaking their heads in disbelief, scratching their brows, sighing while trying to come up with a ration... | Read More

  • Surprise Mating Attacks

         The following is a reprint of a charming article composed by Al Horowitz in "Chess Review," Nov. 1953. Of course, this version has been updated to Algebraic Notation with the digital supplanting the physical. Al Horow... | Read More

  • Can You Win Our Fake Chess Celebrity Contest?

    Many celebrities enjoy playing chess. Howard Stern, the famous radio host, is a confirmed chess fanatic. Rainn Wilson, the actor who played Dwight Shrute on the long-running NBC series The Office, got the chance to play the world chess ch... | Read More

  • How Do You Make A Chess Comeback?

    Don’t call it a comeback; I’ve been here for years.        In October I played in Millionaire Chess, my first international tournament in nearly two years.  It wasn’t a triumphant return lik... | Read More

  • An Opening Line For Club Players

    There are certain opening variations in chess which can be labeled "for top players only." The most obvious example would be the Berlin Variation of the Ruy Lopez. But club players shouldn't be jealous since there are also opening variations "fo... | Read More


    • Playing with an Isolated Pawn

      Many up and coming players who learn the game of chess learn effectively how to play against isolated pawns. They learn things such as to blockade the pawn with their knight, and to pile up their rooks on the weak pawn, until the pawn collapses fr... | Read More

    • Mine life

      I am irritated from my life now because all time i left myself with pain and tears because of friendship.I dont care if i live now or die soon i did not find anything good in my life all is useless life is only full of pain and tears I tried e... | Read More

    • Positional Domination: Hou Yifan Breaks the Ice!

      I've been having issues getting the diagrams to display for some reason, so I encourage you to check out the original post here! It feels like a long countdown until this weekend’s G/75 Pennsylvania State Chess Championships and Pittsburgh Ches... | Read More

    • Analysing My Own Games: Material Imbalance

      One needs a guide when first learning Chess. Beginners are often taught a Queen is worth "9 points", a Rook "5 points", a Bishop and Knight worth "3 points" and a pawn "1 point". One can quickly scan the board, add up the "points" and count who is... | Read More

    • Master Level Child's Play

      Hi Chess Friends, Seeing lots of kids play chess, by far the most popular opening is the so called Canal variation. Both players develop all of their minor pieces, but since the knights block the c and f pawns, it's difficult for either side to p... | Read More

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Chessopedia


  • Swallow's Tail Mate

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    The Swallow's Tail Mate is a rare mating pattern. The king is checkmated by an enemy queen, and two friendly pieces block off the backward-diagonal escape squares. 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 »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • pin; a way to win

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    Pins are a way to win because the piece checks the king and the knight, bishop, rook or queen can block it.This is a severe weakness becase if  the pinner is less valueable than the blocker,the pinner can capture the blocker and get a bigger va... Read More »

  • Scholar's Mate

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    Scholar's Mate is also known as the "4 move mate". It is mostly this:           You can't trust it in all cases though,this is why:It Can be blocked and puts your pieces in a bad position. Once you block it you will usually win the ga... Read More »