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  • How to Become a Tactical Wizard

    There is no need to explain the importance of tactics for a tournament player. I bet you've all heard the cliche "chess is 99% tactics," or an anecdote about a grandmaster who was a famous endgame specialist. (Was it Smyslov? I don't remember.) ... | Czytaj więcej

  • The Truth About Doubled Pawns

    If I had to choose the most popular misconception in chess, I wouldn't hesitate for a second.  It is the so-called 'weakness' of doubled pawns. I cannot tell you my dear readers how many times I have encountered the same situation during anal... | Czytaj więcej

  • How to Improve your Calculation

    Hello  Magesh and Arun: As my question subject suggests I have a problem calculating complicated chess positions. Although I can see a single line in considerable length, when the variations become complicated and the tree of possib... | Czytaj więcej

  • Questions by the Mysterious NNs

    NN asked (he’s a reader but I left his name out since I took some liberties with his question): I would like your opinion on how to study the middlegame? At the moment I rise at 5AM, eat a 4,000 calorie breakfast, do training tactics ... | Czytaj więcej

    • Spassky - Fischer: The Match Diary by Nikolai Krogius, part 6

      Part 6. Ending and Aftermath, with Bobby speaking Russian Previously on: Part 0, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. But while some wrote articles, and others prepared to greet the new world champion in person, thinking that the next fe... | Czytaj więcej

      • Spektrowski
      • | 27.10.2015
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    • My Experience Using the Analysis Board With My Students

      Ever since I started using's Analysis Board to do my lessons with my students at my coaching website "", I have always had a very positive experience with it. The analysis board is very intuitive, easy to use an... | Czytaj więcej

    • Yugoslav attack

      In the Yugoslav attack, I would begin with the moves: 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. f3 0-0 8. Qd2 Nc6 9. Bc4             Here you would note how the structure lends itself to opposite side castli... | Czytaj więcej

      • JoeAnthony1
      • | 13.06.2013
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    • Aesthetics of a chess set

      I'm avoiding too much chess on the internet.  It's good training and fun to set up a position on a good quality wooden set and study it for the recommended 20 minutes without moving the pieces.   A good wooden set is a physical pleasure and a be... | Czytaj więcej

      • Frankem51
      • | 27.04.2012
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    • iPhone Chess: Hiarcs

      Mobile Chess with Hiarcs on iPhoneIf you had told me when I first started playing chess that one day my phone would be able to beat me at chess I would have thought you were mad. Phones used to be made of bakelite and had two real bells inside tha... | Czytaj więcej

      • bluetrane
      • | 10.04.2011
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  • En Passant

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    En passant (from French: "in passing") is a maneuver in chess which is performed after a player moves a pawn two squares forward from its starting position, and an opposing pawn captures it as if it had only moved one square.  En passant may ... Czytaj więcej »

  • You never know when you will face these very unusual and usual places

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    There are many positions in chess! There are three phases of the game-Beginning-middlegame-and Endgame! We will focus mainly on the Endgame today!!  This Endgame is simple.  It is focusing on the King and pawn versus king. This position is won-... Czytaj więcej »

  • How to teach your child how to play chess

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    If you have a child and you want to teach him/her how to play chess first get him/her intrested in the game. If he/she doesn't want to play don't make him/her. (I"ll say her because I'me a girl).  What you want to do is if she decided to play fir... Czytaj więcej »


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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 ... Czytaj więcej »

  • Three-Fold Repitition

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    One way to draw a game is to manuvuer into a sitiuation where the same EXACT position is repeated three times. This is called THREE-FOLD REPITITION. It usually happens with PERPETUAL CHECK. That means one side keeps checking the other side and nei... Czytaj więcej »