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  • Tactical Patterns You Must Know Video Series

    In this video series, IM Daniel Rensch is here to educate us all on some chess fundamentals. You will want to go through these courses more than once. This video series will cover everything from basic tactical patterns to complex mating nets. T... | Read More

  • How to Mate Your Opponent

    How to Mate Your Opponent   "Winning Chess" by Irving Chernev and Fred Reinfeld gave the following three quotes that inspired this presentation: As soon as a true thought has entered our mind, it gives a light which makes us see a crowd of o... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #42 - Trivial or Quadrivial?

    Professor: Welcome, class. Are you ready for some chess? Class: Yes we are, Professor. Professor: I thought today we’d take it easy and look at a few trouble-free problems, nothing special. With various tournaments coming up, it can’t h... | Read More

  • The Return of Readers’ Games, Part 1

    When I was doing readers’ games (and I’ll return to that at some point next year) I would heap praise on good moves or even interesting moves, and I wouldn’t hesitate to call a horrible move what it was... horrible. Some readers ... | Read More

  • Hannibal Lecter Presents: Readers' Questions

    Due to the crash of my website email address (which has finally been fixed), I didn’t look at my business letters for a month and a half. There were about 60 waiting for me. One was from a guy that wanted me to give him a study program that feat... | Read More


    • Chess Training VS Chess Learning

      Chess is a game of skill just like football. And if you want to learn football, would you practice playing football or read a book about it? Since chess is a mind game often chess players and authors think it can be learned from a book. So we see... | Read More

      • Prassy27
      • | Jun 19, 2016
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    • Two nice mates in best of 5

      Played  a best of 5 against another chess.com player, and had two really fun mating patterns.  Posting it mainly for memory sake :) In this one he resigned when there was forced mate, unfortunately -- but after this position he can't stop Qh7+,... | Read More

    • Mating patterns 2

      Mating combinations often come as the crown to a successful attack. You must recognize the underlying mating pattern in good time in order to force the win. The following positions are puzzles and you must try to solve them yourself. It is very i... | Read More

      • KID_Harish
      • | May 7, 2016
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    • Mating Patterns

      Hi everyone! Today I will be showing you something which is very common in chess. It is called the Mating Pattern. There are all sorts of patterns, as you will see today. I will start with one from a real game I played. Next, the anastasia's m... | Read More

    • Mating patterns 1

      Mating combinations often come as the crown to a successful attack. You must recognize the underlying mating pattern in good time in order to force the win. The following positions are puzzles and you must try to solve them yourself. It is very i... | Read More

      • KID_Harish
      • | Apr 10, 2016
      • | 5613 views
      • | 18 comments

  • US Championships Semi-Finals

    Women’s Games Decisive, Men Decide Nothing By FM Mike Klein After the first round of semifinal games of the U.S. Championship and the U.S. Women’s Championship, two ladies emerged victorious while all four men agreed to peace. IM Anna Zato... | Read More



  • mating combinations

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    More violence in this page of chessopedia,(a game of chess)as you learn some more ways of killing the enemy king.Most of these ideas involve sacrifices,and very often, queen sacrifices. when you attack the enemy king in a way that you let him esc... Read More »

  • Checkmate

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    Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player's king is in check and there is no way to remove that threat; it is a check from which there is no legal move to remove check through either capturing the pie... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Tactical Devices

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    Hi, this is Chessking47 writing on tactical devices. I guess you know the basic forks, pins, and skewers, but there are more. First of all, the Clearance Sacrifice.  You might love to play a powerful move, but can't because one of your pieces a... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »