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  • Which Olympic Sport Is Most Like Chess?

    The 2016 Summer Olympics are underway right now in Brazil as 207 national delegations compete for medals in 28 sports, 41 different disciplines, and 306 total events. Unfortunately for chess fans, the royal game is not among them. And don’... | Read More

  • Chess.com Interviews Trump, Clinton, Johnson, Stein

    Chess.com was able to sit down with each of the four major presidential candidates last week as they turned their attention to courting the ever-important chess demographic. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein w... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Solve Tactics

    The best way to improve your tactical skill is through practice; the more you solve, the stronger you'll become. If you're not sure how to go about solving tactics, this three step guide is for you: First, look at all the possible checks ... | Read More

  • Tackling Tactics

    Having trouble perfecting your study habits? Without a coach, training to perfect your chess game can feel like shooting in the dark. After all, how do you know your identifying every important concept in a position? Your daily tactics are ... | Read More

  • 3 Tips To Study Tactics

    A famous saying goes "chess is 99 percent tactics." Here are three tips for studying tactics: Practice calculation and solve puzzles at least three times per week. Your ability to spot tactics successfully during a game will depend upon patter... | Read More

    • How to improve your tactics rating

      Hello everyone, Over the few days, I have been grinding my tactics rating over 2800 and here is a short guide (from my experience) on how to get your tactics trainer rating higher.     1. Don't stress over the timer Although the rating poin... | Read More

    • My goals for the next 2 months

      Hey everyone! I'm gonna post my chess goals on this blog. Any feedback would be helpful.   Blitz on chess.com- 1600+ Bullet on chess.com- 1650+ Standard on chess.com- 1700+ Tactics trainer on chess.com- 1850+ Tactics trainer(Standard) on chesst... | Read More

    • Tactics trainer reset

      Hello everyone,   I would like everyone to know that I have reset my tactics trainer stats. | Read More

    • ChessTempo Mixed-Mode

      Since January 1st, 2015 ChessTempo Mixed-Mode has been my primary tactics trainer. There are two reasons. The first reason is simply the high quality of the problems--the problems are curated very well by somebody on the ChessTempo team. The seco... | Read More

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    • Tactics Trainer!

      As you may all know, I broke 2000 in tactics trainer. I would like to spread the good news about me. | Read More


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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 »