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    • Top 10 Questions in Live Chess, Answered

      Top 10 Live chess help and support room questions: Q: how do I castle?A: Move the king two squares. Rook moves automatically, if castling is legal. Q: I am getting Fair Play policy warnings, but I'm doing nothing wrong. The server keeps aborting ... | Read More

    • BLOCK MEMBERS WHO DISCONNECT

      3 in a row disconnect on me after they made poor moves.... will BLOCK members who do this from now on... have better things to do then watch clock tick down. | Read More

      • TSMITH57
      • | Dec 17, 2010
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  • 2 rooks checkmate

    • 21 Reads
    • | 21 Reads

    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 »

  • pin; a way to win

    • 4 Reads
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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

    • 50 Reads
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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 »

  • Back Rank Mates

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    A back rank mate is when a rook or queen check cannot be escaped from.   Also, it can occurr when the piece defending the back rank is pinned. Finally, a back rank checkmate works if the defender cannot block. Back rank mates are howevr on... Read More »

  • Kalme, Charles

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    Charles Kalme (1939-2002) was the U.S. Junior Open champion in 1955, which was held in Lincoln, Nebraska.  In 1957 he was the U.S. Intercollegiate Chess Champion.  In 1960 he was on the winning U.S. Student Olympiad team (Lombardy, Kalme, R Wein... Read More »