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  • The Positional Threat

    When you think of the word "threat," what comes to mind? A threat of checkmate, perhaps? A threat to trap your piece? An indirect threat against your queen?  Whatever your specific mental representation, it is most likely tactical... | Read More

  • Play Like A Beginner!

    Two months ago, one of the oldest grandmasters in the world, Mark Taimanov, turned 90.  Just like any professional chess player he had many ups and downs in his career, but due to his limitless optimism he is still a very active person. ... | Read More

  • Embrace Your Losses

    Every chess player knows that losing a game is no fun! Some of us take it better than others, but it is always a little tragedy. We all cried after losing a game when we were kids, but even some adults cannot tolerate what Korchnoi called o... | Read More

  • Fischer The Rebel

    His whole life, Robert James Fischer was fighting against someone or something. Thousands of books, articles and videos have been produced to describe the outlandish behavior of the chess genius. It is difficult to count all the social, moral... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Solve Tactics

    The best way to improve your tactical skill is through practice; the more you solve, the stronger you'll become. If you're not sure how to go about solving tactics, this three step guide is for you: First, look at all the possible checks ... | Read More


    • Checkmates Played by: Alexander Alekhine

      In this blog post, you will see two checkmates, played by Alexander Alekhine. Alexander Alekhine was world champion from 1927 until 1935 and from 1937 until 1946.  White to move, checkmate in 2: White to move, checkmate in 10: Did y... | Read More

    • Checkmates in the Opening: Légal Trap

      This game ended in checkmate in 8 moves. In this game, black fell for the Légal trap: | Read More

    • Mate in 3 Puzzle, Theme: Boden's Mate

      This is a mate in 3 puzzle. The theme is 'Boden's mate'. This is an example of the Boden's mate:    The puzzle:  White to move, checkmate in 3: Did you like this puzzle, and did you solve it? Let it know in the comments if you want. | Read More

    • My First Quebec Juniors

      I remember my first Quebec Junior Chess Championships as if it were yesterday. How do I remember it so vividly? Part of it is because I have a very respectable memory. Part of it is because the event was just a month ago. I know what you’re... | Read More

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    • Mate in 2 Puzzle, Theme: Epaulette Mate

      This is a mate in 2 puzzle. The theme is: Epaulette mate. These are examples of the epaulette mate: The puzzle: Black to move, checkmate in 2: Did you like this puzzle? And did you solve it? Let it know in the comments if you want.   | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Crazyhouse Chess

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    Crazyhouse chess is a chess variant similar to Bughouse chess but played with 2 players and no teams. Each player has a "pocked" or "reserve" for pieces. Every time a piece is captured the capturing player gets a piece of the same type and of thei... Read More »

  • Chess

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    Chess is a two-player board game played on a chessboard, a checkered gameboard with 64 squares arranged in an eight-by-eight grid. Chess is played by millions of people worldwide in homes, urban parks, clubs, online, correspondence, and in... Read More »

  • Deimante Daulyte

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    Deimantė Daulytė (born 1989) is a Lithuanian chess woman grandmaster. She won the women's Lithuanian Chess Championship in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013. She qualified for the Women's World Chess Championship 2014 (eventually played in 2015)... Read More »

  • Sacrifice

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    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

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    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 »