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Cyberware
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  • Kasparov's Mysterious Move

    The already famous game So vs Kasparov played in the Ultimate Blitz Challenge is both fascinating and puzzling. Not only did GM Wesley So produce a game of unbelievable beauty, he did it against the arguably strongest chess player in the... | Read More

  • A Rare And Brutal Rook Configuration

    Once in a while, a game grabs my attention due to some amazing positional concept or, less often (I say “less often” since most tactics are rather repetitive), due to a really interesting tactical battle. Usually you’ll see these... | Read More

  • In Whitney's Shadow

    Mt. Whitney, the hightest peak in the contiguous United States      Nestled within the Sierra Nevada Mountains at the base of the highest peak in the lower 48 states, the high desert community of Lone Pine became the unl... | Read More

  • Windows Of Chess Opportunity

    In an amateur chess game, opportunities abound. Unfortunately, these opportunities are often missed. Positional gains are snubbed, tactics are missed, a winning endgame is agreed drawn, and mutual fear leads both players into a deep, dark abyss.&n... | Read More

  • Lessons From Carlsen: The Draw Problem

    The recent super-tournament in Bilbao is a part of chess history already. It will be remembered for many different things. While Hikaru Nakamura will always cherish the memory of his first win over Magnus Carlsen, many chess enthusiasts will ... | Read More


    • Amazing Rook study to learn a lot from!

      New chess lesson! In this video, I analyze an excellent chess study composed by Davit Gurgenidze in 1985. In addition to being a brilliant composition, it is an amazing source of useful information about rook endgames particularly and chess in g... | Read More

    • Trapping White Queen on h5

      Many blitz matches begin by this move where white will take out its queen all the way to h5 square threatening to checkmate in 3 moves. The usual response by black to scare away the queen is g6. This is a big mistake. The white queen then captur... | Read More

    • Study log. 29 Aug 2016

      Tactics Today I did 20 problems on chess.com tactics trainer. I got 15 problems right and I failed 5 problems. Also out of 15 problems I got right there were at least 3 problems in which I didn't see all the lines before moving the pieces. Ov... | Read More

    • standard game[007}

      Letting a completely won endgame slip through my fingers. I gave up the bankrank to white's rook which was just stupid as I noted NOT to do it just 2 moves earlier.  | Read More

    • blitz game[001]

      A blitz game I somehow managed to calculate a tricky winning line that exposed my king but with the gain of significant material. King was driven to center of board with queen and rook right in his vicinity. White had no way to exploit this though... | Read More


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Chessopedia


  • 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 »

  • OVERLOADCHESS 222

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    Sometimes a chess piece is overloaded by having more than one defensive job to do. The overworked piece can be exploited by capturing one of the pieces it is defending or occupying a square it is defending forcing it to leave its other defensive ... 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 »

  • 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 »