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    Zugzwang | Germany

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  • Put Your Bishop Behind Your Pawn

    We continue our exploration of common chess patterns today by looking look at the pattern "a bishop behind a pawn." While most of you have probably heard about "Tarrasch rule" which recommends putting...

  • Typical Rook Endgame Mistakes

    Endgames should be simple. Right? With a majority of pieces removed from play, calculation becomes minimal. Wrong!  At one time or another, you may have found yourself on the losing side of a winning endgame....

  • 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 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...

  • Chess Tactics And The Hookah

    • IM Silman
    • Aug 18, 2015, 3:37 AM

    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...

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  • Rook's tricky solo or what do a pendulum swing and triangulation have in common?

    This excellent chess study of Vladimir Pachman demonstrates subtle and spectacular play for the zugzwang. Unusual sacrifices and triangulations, outstanding coordination of pieces, helpless queen - you will enjoy...

  • The sharp endgame weapon zugzwang

    The sharp endgame weapon zugzwang What is a 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 they...

  • Polgar Training Problems ... the Ones that Got Away

    In early September 2016 I started a Chess Pilgrimage. I've undertaken half an hour of Polgar training positions per day (from the famous 5334+ book). As of the 13th Oct 2016 I've completed 1775 positions, making...

  • October 2016 Prodigy Program Registration Open!

    Registration for the October 2016 month of the Prodigy Program is open for our 900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+ Elo sections. Registration is open until  11:00 PM PDT on October 7th, 2016. Chess University's core team...

  • 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...

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