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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

    • Yeni Türkçe satranç sitesi - Turkish chess website

      Yeni Türkçe satranç sitesindeki bölümler:  - Bilgisayara karşı 3 boyutlu  satranç. - Gambit, zugzwang gibi kavramlar - Kötü Fil , zayıf kareler, piyon oyun sonları gibi konulara ait satranç     taktikleri - Satranç problemler... | Read More

      • capchs
      • | Feb 8, 2016
    • Same Coloured Bishop Endings

                                 Same coloured bishop endings A few thought first as the bishops of the same colour often fight for the same square. The stornger side can usually offer a bishop exchange to gain control over certain diagon... | Read More

    • Practice the pure pawn endgame (as they win, and lose, so easy). Averbakh's Comprehensive Chess Endi

      Let us learn the from the experience of mrs Hou (2673, world rank people 73rd and 1st among women) in her game against Carlsen in the 2016 Tata Steel Tournament: beware of pure Pawn endings. Or: look at them carefully. Or: learn them by following ... | Read More

    • Incredible Kasparian Endgame Study

      Genrikh Moiseyevich Kasparian Genrikh Moiseyevich Kasparian was born in Tbilisi, Georgia (then Russian Empire). He was awarded the IM title in 1950, International Judge of Chess Compositions title in 1956 and Grandmaster of Chess Compositions tit... | Read More

      • CraiggoryC
      • | Dec 30, 2015
    • Pawn Endgames Part 2

          Hello chess fans! If you haven't seen part one I recommend you do now. Today we will focus on zugzwangs. A zugzwang is when you force your opponent to a square without checking your opponent. Zugzwangs almost always accure in endgames. Here... | 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 »