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  • 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

  • Patterns: Bishop+Rook Mates

         Many naturally talented chess players effortlessly envision mating patterns, applying them or threatening their application with amazing ease.  Other, less talented players such as myself, must keep hammering t... | Read More

  • Who Was The Greatest Chess Theorist?

    Axorcist wrote: “My question is this: Who do you consider to be the greatest chess theorist of all time? I have never read a good review on who really had the most influence on the development of knowledge in our beautiful game. Was i... | Read More

  • 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

    • The 3 most popular mating patterns in this tournament

      With the Italian Battle tournament coming to an end (watch the final Queen and Rook endgame here), I want to go through some mating patterns I witnessed in this tournament. We have seen a lot of fights ending in brutal attacks. These motives under... | Read More

      • BobBishoen
      • | Oct 11, 2016
    • Getting better at the game part 4

      In my previous articles I talked about how I havn't really improved much due to procrastinating and really just not applying a good method for chess improvement.  In my previous articles I meantioned books that I had planned on studying, however,... | Read More

      • Daybreak57
      • | Sep 17, 2016
    • August 2016 Prodigy Program with Shirov

      Registration for the August 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  9:00 PM PDT on August 5th, 2016. Legendary Grandmaster Alexei Shirov will also teach in the Pro... | Read More

      • GeniusKJ
      • | Aug 3, 2016
    • 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
    • Two nice mates in best of 5

      Played  a best of 5 against another 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 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 games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »