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  • 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

  • Louis Paulsen II

         I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.      Why write more on Louis Paulsen?  I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More


    • How sport helps you to win more chess games?

      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

    • A queen sacrifice each day keeps the doctor away

      Queen sacs are good for you. They are healthy and you bring chess joy and fun. Practise them often, so that you will get better at playing in chess positions with material imbalances, and your life will be good ! | Read More

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    • An intro to queen sacrifices

      Lots of chess players never sacrifice their queen. That is a pity. Because if you never try anything, it can become more difficult to actually do the right thing at the right time, if you would have the chance in a real game. Why not experiment w... | Read More

      • achja
      • | May 28, 2016
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    • Abhijeet Gupta's favourite study best Tactics

      Abhijeet Gupta's favourite study A few days ago strong Indian GrandMaster Abhijeet Gupta posted a study on Twitter with the words, "One of the prettiest studies I have seen in recent times!" The author of this article tried his hand at the study a... | Read More

    • 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




  • 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 »