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  • 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

  • The Day the Stars Came Out

                    Like a poorly rehearsed play, nothing seemed to go right.  What started out as a brilliant idea was fizzling out before everyone's eyes.   Perhaps it was ... | Read More

  • The Positional Queen Sacrifice

    Alone together. Foolish wisdom. Cruel kindness. Arrogant humility. All of these phrases are oxymorons, "combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings."  The title of this article seems to fit this definition to the lett... | Read More

  • U.S. Chess League Highlights - 2013

    In its 10th season, the United States Chess League brought its action live to Chess.com. This annual contest between the strongest chess cities in the United States brought together a congregration of enthusiastic spectators to commentate, critici... | Read More

  • Sac A Queen To Find A Mate! A Love Story Video Series

    We all have terrible ideas now and then. Typically, they stem from the crazy urge to sacrifice a piece. Even the best of the best can’t always resist. In fact, this series will pay tribute to those special moments when the game's most powerf... | Read More

    • The Great Wall

      Image by Severin Stalder, from Wikipedia This game features one of the most unusual pawn structures I've had (as well as one of the best opponent comments!)  I don't think my piece sacrifice was entirely sound, but it was certainly interesting. ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Oct 12, 2016
    • Let’s Bughouse! Playing Against the Sicilian, Part 3

      Hello again, and welcome to Part 3 of Playing Against the Sicilian. (Click here for Part 1 and Part 2.) Today we’ll discuss early pawn drops, as well as white’s Accelerated Attack. As @happytoad mentioned in a comment to Part 1, if pawns are t... | Read More

      • chriswsh
      • | Oct 9, 2016
    • New video: 5 Stunning Queen moves!

       Yes, you've seen Queen Sacrifices before, but that's not what I'm talking about in this video, I'm talking about 5 of the most stunning Queen moves and maneuvers ever seen on a chess board, some of them never published before anywhere else! ;) ... | Read More

      • JavierGil
      • | Sep 26, 2016
    • Supercharge my chess - day 7

      Today I continue to write about my daily experiences in the 21 days to Supercharge your chess course.  You can read about the past days:   Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6    My goals:  1. I want to study chess in an org... | Read More

    • TO G6 OR NOT TO G6!

             Frank Marshall Dear chess lovers, I like to browse chess books from different eras, and in doing so I sometimes find patterns that are beautiful, and poignant; patterns that are inherited from one generation to the next.... In thi... | Read More

  • Mistakes that beginners make

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    Somebody once told me that people rated two thousand were horrible chess players.  They are what I would call beginners.  So if your rated two thousand or below (Or above) Don't feel bad!  World champion, Magnus Carleson (2850)  Is no better.... Read More »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Read More »

  • Chess tips

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    You always want to improve your game. Here are 5 simple and easy chess tips. 1 Attack with all your pieces 2 don't bring out your queen too early 3 Take your time 4 Don't play odd moves to confuse the other player unless you are 100 percent su... Read More »

  • Chess games

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    I know this won't help you learn more but it might be nice to look at game. I made these games all up okay? And I am not perfect so feel free to point out a mistake   That was pretty exiting?!? Just don't move your Queen to early. Read More »

  • List of chess variants

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    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 »