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  • 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

  • 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

  • Finding Your Real Weaknesses

    I get a lot of letters from Chess.com members, and though their ratings run the gamut, I do my best to address all ratings as best I can. Today I’ll turn my attention to two players below 1500 : Mr. Prashant1994 and Mr. Rrrtttyyyuuuiii. I&... | Read More

  • Opening Questions And A Dream Mate

    Openings That Lead to a Draw Question: Chess.com member jos2001 wrote, “I’m a 1076-ranked player who wants to know the best openings to draw.” Answer: Though various openings are known to be drawish at the master level (and u... | Read More

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    A Superior Tactician Chess.com member Mzeekimaro wrote: “I am a big fan of you and your chess books. I am rated 1581 by FIDE. I want to be very good at tactics. What do you recommend I do? I want to be labeled as a superior tactician.&rdqu... | Read More


    • Solid Blitz Game (Dedicated to Tactics Trainer?)

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      • | Jul 24, 2016
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    • My Youtube Channel Relaunched!

      Recently, I managed to break 1800 USCF and have now stabilized as a Class A player. This achievement inspired me to once again begin uploading training videos to my youtube channel- MyJourneyToChessMaster. I plan to post videos daily of my train... | Read More

    • Tactics Rating

      I crossed 3100+ Ratings in Tactics Trainer.. I am standing on 30 th Position among 5 Lac (500000) players Tactics format :-) It's big milestone to Cross 3000+ in any format... I really work hard on this tactics from last 4-5 years.. and... | Read More

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      • | Jun 20, 2016
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    • 5 Phases of Grief in Chess

          Everybody makes mistakes in chess. However, it is common knowledge that one mistake (if it's not blundering your queen or anything of that sort) should not lead to an immidiate loss. In this blog post I want to share with you a new theo... | Read More

    • Five ways to improve over chess

      Five Ways to Improve Your Chess Every chess player is constantly looking to improve their game, and there's plenty of debate on the best way to get better. Some players try to play as many games as possible, others solve countless tactical puzz... | 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 »

  • 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 »