Didn't find what you are looking for? Click here to search for "checkmate" on Google.

Location: International
Joined: 10/21/16
Last Online: 10/21/16
Points: 0 points
Location: United States
Joined: 10/21/16
Last Online: 10/21/16
Points: 0 points
Location: İstanbul, Turkey
Joined: 10/21/16
Last Online: 10/22/16
Points: 0 points
Location: Philippines
Joined: 10/19/16
Last Online: 10/20/16
Points: 0 points
Location: Canada
Joined: 10/18/16
Last Online: 10/22/16
Points: 0 points

  • The Euphoria Of A Queen Sacrifice

    “Real magic can never be made by offering someone else's liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” ― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn Magic does happen on the chess board; that is one of the... | Read More

  • How To Play Variants On

    There's much more to play on than just... chess! Fun "chess variants" can be a great way to mix things up and apply your chess skills in different and exciting ways. You can play Bughouse, Crazyhouse, 3-Check, King of the Hill&nbs... | Read More

  • The Sparkling Bishop Combo

    Back rank checkmates are very common in chess. As a matter of fact, many tactical textbooks start with exactly this kind of combination due to their simplicity. The vast majority have one thing in common: You need to deflect your opponent's b... | Read More

  • 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

  • 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

    • Below 1600 FIDE Rated Tournament 2016

      Thus year I played my first FIDE Rated Chess Tournament .The category was below 1600. I was not well prepared but my new coach said i will get minimum six points from this tournament and it will give me the rating about 1350.But as usual I played ... | Read More

    • The Greek Gift

      Hello everybody                                                                                                                                     Timeo Danaos et dona ferentes....... | Read More

      • doctorpsb
      • | Oct 21, 2016
    • 4 Knights Checkmate (bullet)

      | Read More

      • kindeyes
      • | Oct 20, 2016
    • Carlsen challenges the pawns, the farmers, the people.

      Philidor stated: "Pawns are the sould of chess"  Pawns can not only give check, beautiful checkmates and to promote when they acheive the 8th rank. We are pwans, the majority in the society. The ones who work, the ones who don't have  political... | Read More

    • Humbled by a Grandmaster

      One of the great things about is that an ordinary, club standard player like myself can occasionally go head to head with a Grandmaster. This website's numerous online shows see professional players with sky-high ratings taking on relat... | Read More

      • thejacka1
      • | Oct 19, 2016
      • | 1 comment

Video Lessons

  • List of chess variants

    • 104 Reads
    • | 104 Reads

    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 »

  • Bird's Opening

    • 7 Reads
    • | 7 Reads

    Bird's Opening (or the Dutch Attack) is a chess opening characterised by the move: 1. f4Bird's is a standard but never popular flank opening. White's strategic ideas involve control of the e5-square without occupying it, but his first move ... Read More »

  • Barnes' Opening

    • 6 Reads
    • | 6 Reads

    Barnes Opening (or Gedult's Opening) is a chess opening where White opens with: 1. f3The opening is named after Thomas Wilson Barnes (1825–74), an English player who had an impressive eight wins over Paul Morphy, including one game wh... Read More »

  • Sacrifice

    • 3 Reads
    • | 3 Reads

    To voluntarily give up material in the hope of gaining other advantages as compensation. The following is an example of using queen sacrifice to checkmate: Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

    • 63 Reads
    • | 63 Reads

    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »