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  • Can You Understand These Positions?

    This article is about four interesting positions. Much of this is moderately advanced to very advanced, so hold onto your hats and see if you can meet the storm head-on! I've also discovered some incredible tactical possibilities in one of ... | Read More

  • 8 Ways Chess Is Like CrossFit

    You’ve all heard the joke about how the first rule of CrossFit is you must talk about CrossFit. And the second rule is that you must talk about CrossFit. So let’s talk about CrossFit. And chess. There are many parallels between chess... | Read More

  • 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 New Chess.com (v3): Now With Bughouse!

    It's been a long time coming, but the new version of Chess.com is finally ready to take online chess to a new level—and take your game to new heights.  This new version (v3) has been our top priority for two years, and&... | Read More

  • The Joy Of Reviewing Chess Games

    One of the great joys of chess is to sit back, relax, and review a game filled with subtle maneuvers or insanely wonderful tactics. At times, the game might be a masterpiece. At other times, the game might offer only one incredible moment, but tha... | Read More


    • 5TH BUDAPEST CHESS HOLIDAY AT 24-30 OCTOBER 2016

      24-30 October 2016 Budapest, Hungary   Organized by International Chess Master Attila Turzo, the  Budapest Chess Holiday is an event that brings chess players from around the world together with the mission of improving their skills and expl... | Read More

    • Washington Women's Championship

      My great summer chess binge--three tournaments and 18 rated games in under a month--concluded with the Washington Women's Championship, a four-round open Swiss.  For some reason I repeatedly woke up in the middle of the night worrying about this ... | Read More

      • mkkuhner
      • | Sep 25, 2016
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    • Superkids practise session-6

      Summary of Saturday Tournament September 24, 2016 Heavy rains nearly stopped here. So, players started to come and practice. They are having good time, as the headcount is low, players getting lot of time in analysing. Senior players are guiding t... | Read More

    • Teaching Chess

      This summer, I had the pleasure to tutor a middle schooler (grade 7) not in Math or Science but in Chess! He knows the rules of chess but has never played competitively. Therefore it was my job to not only teach him strategy but also to convince h... | Read More

      • Oraoradeki
      • | Sep 24, 2016
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    • Pawn Breaks in the Kan: Reflection Continued

      In my coverage of the Kan through the analysis of my games, I have not really covered pawn breaks or analyzed different setups for black based on how white reacts to this line. I will cover a bit here. In the summer of 2010, I went on a hot strea... | Read More

      • yian123
      • | Sep 23, 2016
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Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • Sokolosky Opening

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    The Sokolsky Opening (also known as the Orangutan, Polish, or Hunt Opening) is an uncommon chess opening that begins with the move: 1. b4According to various databases, out of the twenty possible first moves from White, the move 1.b4 rank... Read More »

  • decoy

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    Chess games many times are won and lost because of a single tactical move. One of the most common tactics that you will see in any chess game is the decoy. The decoy in chess is finding a poisoned square that your opponent would never want to g... Read More »

  • What You Need to Know Well as a Beginner

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    The Tactics! If you are directed to the wrong page from my profile,please go back. Forks A fork is basically when one piece attacks two. Skewer When one piece attacks a more valuable piece and then a less valuable piece behind it. Pawns can't... Read More »

  • Underpromotion tactics

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    In 90% of the cases pawns are promoted to queens. Sometimes though, it would be better to promote to something else other than a queen, like in the following examples: Here is one that involves promoting to a rook: If you think your skills at ... Read More »