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  • Spotting And Avoiding Tactics

    There are basically three ways a tactic can occur, both for and against you: The opponent makes a threat for a tactic (or a check or capture), which either can't be met, or can be, but is missed. There is no existing threat of a tactic, bu... | Read More

  • The Three Philidor Positions

    The chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor is enormous. There is an opening named after him (1.e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6) and three endgame positions all called "the Philidor Position"! The Philidor position in rook endgames is o... | Read More

  • How To Avoid Hanging Stuff

    The Chess.com member KayOneM asked about the pros and cons of his games and how he can improve his play. He also mentioned that “in some positional games, when I don’t have any tactics or tricky attack, I don’t know how to improv... | Read More

  • First Brilliancy Prizes

         Throughout the years there have been hundreds, maybe thousands, of brilliancy prizes offered.  Some are just games, albeit extremely clever ones, while others have their own stories. Some even have stories that hove... | Read More

  • Cuba

    Avenida de las Palmeras, Habana, ca. 1904      A large island in the Caribbean, this former Spanish colony lies just 93 miles from the state of Florida.  Its proximity to the United States, the inherent beauty of the... | Read More


    • Tata Steel

      Giri-Carlsen In 1st Round Tata Steel PeterDoggerson 1/9/15, 6:44 PM. 2Fwww.chess.com&pfname=&rpctoken=11009040" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border-width: 0px; border-style: none; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-we... | Read More

    • Arbitrary achievements

      How many seconds have you been alive in your life? Seriously, take a guess. Just pick the closest number that feels right. What did you think? One million? Ten million? A hundred million?! This question is hard. As humans, we're not used... | Read More

      • smurfo
      • | May 27, 2016
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    • Decisive Finish

      In my previous blog, I reported on the first four rounds of my last tournament. The slogan of the competition was "all or nothing". Only the winner earns prize money. The other players came away empty-handed. At the beginning, the participant's li... | Read More

      • Adrochatio
      • | May 25, 2016
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    • Quiet but..DEADLY.

      We arrive in the middle of a full scale brawl. Neither King is safe, as even the strong White position is vulnerable on the back rank and at g2. Most players would be content to grab the Pawn at h7 with check and then move the Queen to safety, b... | Read More

      • Harish73
      • | May 25, 2016
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    • Tim's Tournament Book Blog X: Baden Baden 1925

      Baden Baden 1925 International Chess Tournament Translated and Edited by Jimmy Adams Caissa Editions, 1991 382 pagesBaden Baden 1925 was the seminal tournament that convinced most of the chess world that the winner, Alexander Alekhine, would so... | Read More

      • SLBM1959
      • | May 24, 2016
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  • How to teach your child how to play chess

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    If you have a child and you want to teach him/her how to play chess first get him/her intrested in the game. If he/she doesn't want to play don't make him/her. (I"ll say her because I'me a girl).  What you want to do is if she decided to play fir... Read More »

  • 2 rooks checkmate

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    A checkmate is where you force the enemy in such a way that the enemy king has nowhere to go. Now, a two rook checkmate is an easy way of winning. First, you block the escapade route of the enemy king with one of your rooks. Then you give check t... Read More »

  • Pawn

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    The new pawn move, advancing two squares on its first move instead of one, was first introduced in Spain in 1280.  Starting a game by making two pawn moves before the opponent moved was common in Germany and Holland up to the 16th century, and st... Read More »

  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

  • Chess960

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    Chess960 (Fischer random) is a chess variant created by Bobby Fischer where the pieces on the back rank are randomized, there are 960 possible starting possitions, hence the name Chess960 As you can see the pawns a still on rank 2/7 but the piece... Read More »