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  • Deja Vu In Endgames

    Do you ever see a chess position and have a strong feeling that you've seen it before? No, I am not talking about opening positions, that you see again and again and again in every single tournament (damn you, the Berlin variation!). And I am no... | Read More

  • The Man with 1000 Names

    Q: What do Leigh Franklin James, Paul Hugo, Paula Little, Paula Minton, Sylvia Sharon, Kenneth Harding, Marie De Jourlet, Lana Preston, Paul H. Little, Jack Warren. D.R. Mason, Hugo Paul, Jack Warren, Dr. Lamb Library, Dr. Guenter Klow, Dorothy D... | 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

  • Pawn Endgames: A Practical Guide

    Let us begin with a small challenge. Take a look at the following diagram: It is the starting position, stripped of all pieces except kings. If you managed to examine it without a yawn, eye roll, or grimace, you have passed the test . ... | Read More

  • The King Hunt, Revealed

    To me, the term king hunt invariably conjures up an image of a bygone era, when chess was played over coffee and cigars at the Café de la Régence. With defensive tenacity largely considered a hindrance to the game's beauty, spec... | Read More


    • Mate in 2 Puzzle, Theme: Promotion

      This is a mate in 2 puzzle. The theme is promotion: Did you like this puzzle? And did you solve it? Let it know in the comments if you want. | Read More

    • Mate in 3 Puzzle, Theme: Zugzwang

      This is a mate in 3 puzzle. The theme is zugzwang, also pay attention to the fact that the position is almost stalemate. Did you solve this puzzle? And did you like it? Let it know in the comments if you want. | Read More

    • Simple Zugzwang Position

      In the starting position, white looks hopeless. Two connected passed pawns, on the second and third rank. White only has one move that doesn't lose instantly, and it wins! The solution exploits the fact that the black king only has one square, an... | Read More

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      • | May 14, 2016
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    • Tuesdays with Kelvin (AKA Lessons from a Borderline Master, Part I)

      This goes out to kco, since he seemed interested in hearing about any chess tips I might have stored up somewhere.  I posted them on a thread in the forums, but have now consolidated them onto this-here blog thingie: 1.  Remember this sort of p... | Read More

    • Prominent Puzzles from the U.S. Championship

      The U.S. Championship has been full of excitement so far. Wesley So has been sacrificing pieces, Ray Robson is in second place with lots of time-trouble escapes, GM Jeffrey Xiong beat GM Gata Kamsky after a schocking blunder in a better position f... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Zugzwang

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    Zugzwang an intermediate move yeah ZANG  Pronounced "tsoog-tsvung",  Zugzwang (German for "compulsion to move", pronounced [ˈtsuːktsvaŋ]) is a situation found in chess and other games wherein one player is put at a disadvantage because the... Read More »

  • Tempo

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    In chess, tresesponded to. In this case, since both players have "lost" a tempo, the net result in terms of time is nil, but the change brought about in the position may favor one player more than the other.   Gaining tempo may be achieved, for... Read More »