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  • Overkill Endgames- Volume 3

    In the previous article, the 2 rook mates was discussed. In this final instalment of the Overkill Endgame series,  I will be covering the single rook mate.  In the single rook mate the side with the rook must understand...

  • Overkill Endgames- Volume 2

    In last weeks article, the Queen and King mate was covered. In this weeks post I am going to describe the two rook mate. To achieve the two rooks mate white must make a wall with one rook and check the king with...

  • Pawnless Endings Part 3: KRR vs KR

    This ending pops up from time to time.  You might see it or a variant of it with pawns as the result of a double Rook late middle game.   While not difficult, there are times when the opponent can prolong the game...

  • Chess at Domino Park

    In the heart of Miami, nestled in the international district of Little Havana, there's a place where domino players, card sharks, and chess hustlers meet to test their wits and wile away the hours. I poked my head...

  • London Chess Classic 5: Adams strikes, Vlad escapes by ColinMcGourty

    Mickey Adams took full advantage of a Veselin Topalov in full tilt mode to score the only win of Round 5 of the London Chess Classic. That game featured some brilliant attacking chess, but the most memorable encounter...

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