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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 Touch-Move Rule Outbreak

    At the end of last week's article I mentioned that "recently we witnessed a real outbreak of touch-move rule violations." I think we can explain this phenomenon by a huge advance in modern technology and particularly devices... | Read More

  • Touch-Move Rule Adventures

    I am probably a lucky guy, because I never had any "touch-move rule" episodes in my whole chess career.  Don't get me wrong, it happened numerous times in my games that either I or my opponent touched a wrong piece at a wrong time, but i... | Read More

  • Are Pawns The Soul Of Chess?

    In last week's column we talked about the chess heritage of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. While his three endgame positions are truly a cornerstone of the endgame play, Philidor's most quoted saying that pawns are the soul o... | 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


    • Learning from the Greatest Blunder

      The greatest chess blunder is resigning when you were winning.   Okay, I didn't make this mistake, but I made the second biggest chess blunder. Offering a draw (perpetual check) when I was winning.   Above all, this highlighted to me a major... | Read More

    • 18 Queens: Fun with Crazyhouse

      About a week ago, I decided to give Crazyhouse a try.  I found an opponent, leanValdes, who was willing to play five or six 5|0 games, and we both got to win some of them. After the sixth game, I had an idea.  "Do you want to try to make 18 que... | Read More

    • Learning a child to play chess - 2nd step

      I learned to play chess when I was 5 or 6 years old during my last year at preschool. In fact I don't remember it and I have to trust my parents for this :) That's a shame because: I don't remember the joy to discover this wonderful game I can't ... | Read More

      • JoeBovin
      • | May 23, 2016
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    • Important skills you will learn when playing chess

      Chess grandmaster, Bobby Fischer, once said, “Chess is life”. While some of his ideas and opinions were backwards and downright ridiculous, he did get one thing right; chess encompasses so much of life. Not only is chess an incredibly powerful... | Read More

    • Review: This Crazy World of Chess

      The late Larry Evans was a living legend in US chess, having won five US Championships and served as Bobby Fischer's second as he battled the former Soviet Union. He was also a long time columnist for Chess Life and This Crazy World of Chess (by ... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | May 22, 2016
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  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Read More »

  • Shogi

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    Shogi is the Japanese form of Chess. It has been evolving in a different direction as international Chess for more than 1000 years, however, and its history contains many Shogi variants, some even still played today. Modern Shogi is played on a 9x... Read More »

  • Algebraic notation

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    This article is about Algebric notation.First we will talk about what the pieces mean: K=king Q=queen R=rook B=bishop N=knight when pawns move,only the destination square is described. Here is an example of an opening with algebric notation... Read More »