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  • 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. Perhaps you've been fortunate e... | Read More

  • 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

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  • 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

    • From A to Zugzwang

      Dan Heisman is one of the most original and respected chess coaches around today thanks to his teaching of the Dan Heisman thought process – a logical thinking method that helps players calculate more accurately, form winning strategies and avo... | Read More

      • TigerLilov
      • | Aug 18, 2016
    • Tactics

      To improve in chess a good strategy and tactic is vital.Some of the tactics include: Forking  unsound sacrifice  pawn promotion  calculation  simplification  defend endgame  skewer smothered mate  double mate  sacrifice decoy  ... | Read More

      • sailorwind
      • | Jul 24, 2016
    • Funky stalemates and Underpromotions!

      Funky stalemates and Underpromotions! These are some of the outcomes you stumble into when you analyse your own games. I get far more out of exploring endgames I've played rather than middlegame attacks. Maybe it's because there are more moves pla... | Read More

    • Chess Informant 128 Far Cry

      We dare to believe that Chess Informant 128 is simply in a league of its own, without peer. Quite simply a far cry ahead of everything else in the chess market. DON'T MESS WITH KARJAKIN! Now imagine that the play of world title challenger is p... | Read More

      • GMTadic
      • | Jul 19, 2016
    • HHCF Diary: 5 Days in Juvenile Hall

      Entry by: Adisa, The Bishop  But I'm stay incogni', in places they can't find me/ Make my moves strategically, the G.O.D./It's sorta similar but iller than a chess player - Fat Joe, I Shot Ya Remix  A few weeks ago the Hip-Hop Chess Federat... | Read More

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