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  • The Lonely Bishop Checkmate's Thumbnail

    The Lonely Bishop Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 25, 2017, 4:07 AM

    In my recent article, "The Lonely Knight Checkmate," I discussed a very uncommon situation where a checkmate is delivered by a knight and the winner has no other pieces on the board besides pawns. Such situations...

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    The Lonely Knight Checkmate

    GM Gserper Jun 18, 2017, 12:13 AM

    After my very first lesson at the chess club of the Pioneer Palace, our coach gave us a simple checkmate-in-three-moves puzzle. Immediately our most advanced players started shouting that it is an absolutely impossible...

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    The 3-Check Traps You Need To Know

    FM MikeKlein May 9, 2017, 2:41 AM

    You don't play 3-check on the Chess.com live server? That's a shame. I thought we could be friends. Why is the game great? All that opening theory that masters know more about? Yeah, it's all useless. Draws?...

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    Athletes Team With GMs For NYC Pro-Am

    FM MikeKlein Jun 26, 2017, 6:42 PM

    What happens when you combine six professional athletes with six premier mental athletes? At the inaugural The Players' Tribune and Chess.com Pro-Am Chess Tournament, you get moments of serious chess, bouts of raucousness,...

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    Carlsen Still On Top In Paris, Nakamura Close Behind

    PeterDoggers Jun 24, 2017, 3:40 PM

    Magnus Carlsen still leads the Paris Grand Chess Tour but, with one day to go, Hikaru Nakamura is just one point behind. The American GM was the best blitz player on Saturday, scoring 7/9. Carlsen and...

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    Aronian Beats Another World Champ, Catches Nakamura

    PeterDoggers Jun 12, 2017, 11:33 AM

    Another world champion's queen was in trouble today at the Altibox Norway Chess tournament. Levon Aronian defeated Vladimir Kramnik, who clearly had an off day. In doing so, the Armenian player joined...

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    Best Queen Sacs Of The 2000s

    FM MikeKlein Mar 10, 2015, 8:15 PM

    FM Mike Klein concludes his exceptional queen sacrifice series with a look at the best queen sacs of the millennium. You won’t want to miss these modern brilliancies, especially with the best checkmate of the...

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    How To Improve Your Strategy: Sacrifices

    FM hellokostya Feb 9, 2015, 2:51 PM

    Everyone knows you can sacrifice to checkmate the enemy king. But when is it good to give away material for just a strategic goal? FM Kostya Kavutskiy shows you exactly when it is profitable to sacrifice material,...

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    Shankland's Super Tournament: vs Robin van Kampen

    GM Shankland Feb 4, 2015, 8:04 AM

    GM Sam Shankland, fresh off nine straight draws, needed a victory in the recently completed Tata Steel tournament. All he had to do was not get checkmated first. After a Classical French Defense (Burn Variation),...

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    Chess Bughouse Strategy

    Echecs-Shanghai Jun 24, 2017, 8:52 PM

    #1 KING SAFETY COMES FIRST,   Everything Else Comes Second Avoid leaving any hole in your position Never castle unless absolutely necessary Put your queen close to your king #2: COMMUNICATION IS THE KEY What pieces...

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    My Seven Move Checkmate!

    tristanbills Jun 24, 2017, 7:14 PM

    I'm really trying to just find the best way to preserve this game because I surprised myself. Albeit I was playing against the Computer on the 1st level, but I am still very new to Chess. I started playing on June...

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    Bughouse Chess Variant

    Echecs-Shanghai Jun 24, 2017, 6:51 PM

    Hi, today I want to talk about a nice and  fun chess variant : Bughouse ! The Rules Two chessboards with four players in teams of two. Normal chess rules, except that captured pieces on one board are passed on to...

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