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When preparing an attack against the enemy king it is important to know the typical sacrifices and attacking patterns. We have already covered most of the ways to start an attack and the most common tactical ...
2. 7 Finest Endgame Plays
(Articles/Endgame)
... won't be as useful here. Success mostly depends on the fundamental understanding of simple positions and technical skill. If you want to progress as a chess player working on endgames is the must. It is ...
3. 5 Most Beautiful Chess Combinations
(Articles/General Information)
Studying chess combinations is one of the sure and proven ways to improve your games. By simply observing and understanding how Grandmasters were able to pull out one tactics trick after another, it is ...
The art of exchanging pieces is one of the most important and effective tools in a chess game. Knowing what piece of yours and which one of your opponent’s should be taken off the board is something that ...
5. 9 Masterpiece Games You Must See
(Articles/General Information)
One of the best ways to learn chess is by closely observing how Masters and Grandmasters play the game. If you want to improve, you should spend  certain amount of time analyzing and going over the ...
When analyzing with my students the game between the Bulgarian Grandmaster Ivan Cheparinov and the Indian Grandmaster Pentala Harikrishna I realized a few things about this particular structure that arises ...
ChessPublishing.com is a well-known site devoted to opening theory. This column deals with updates on recent developments from the site. Focus would be both on topical variations and rare lines ...
Bobby Fischer is an American chess grandmaster. He is considered to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Fischer showed his skill in early age by already winning very strong players by the ...
9. 7 Devastating Opening Plays
(Articles/Openings)
Opening is the first, most fundamental stage of the game. Opening play often decides how the game progresses into the middlegame and then into the endgame. Typically, slight opening inaccuracies and mistake ...
10. 9 Must See Classic Games
(Articles/General Information)
... plan which can go as deep as a dozen moves ahead. That's why it is important to study well-annotated games, where the most important ideas are explained. It is next to impossible progress as a chess player ...
11. Developing The Sense of Danger
(Articles/Training Techniques)
Creating a suitable working plan in order to improve our chess is never easy. It is very important to find the right material, but it is perhaps even more important to know what to work on. This can only ...
... is playing with white against another giant of our chess history: Svetozar Gligoric. It is interesting to see that Gligoric believed that this endgame was slightly inferior, but playable for black; in ...
13. 10 Must-Know Checkmates
(Articles/Middle Game)
Checkmate is an ultimate goal of the game. Ability to deliver a checkmate is closely tied to tactics. It is a very important skill that chess players of all levels, and especially those under 2200 should ...
14. Prophylaxis
(Articles/Middle Game)
Chess is a game of ideas, where the players have to carefully build their position and find weaknesses in the other player’s camp that will allow them to break through. It is easily understood why being ...
15. The Principle of Two Weaknesses
(Articles/Middle Game)
... to face problems, as white can exert pressure on both pawns simultaneously, for example by placing the Queen on a4 and a rook on b7. Although a game of chess is much more complex than this and there can ...
16. 10 Best Chess Games by Wesley So
(Articles/Openings)
Wesley So is a Filipino chess prodigy currently represented US. He is number 2 rated chess player in the world behind only Magnus Carlsen. Wesley So set a record by being the youngest player to cross 2600, ...
The Evans Gambit is an aggressive line of Giuoco Piano. The opening is named after William Evans, who is the first player to use it. This opening quickly became a popular choice for many great masters ...
Strategy plays a big part in a chess game. In positions where tactical play is absent, the players with a superior strategical thinking tend to outplay their opponents. It is often seen that inexperienced ...
Isolated queen’s pawn positions are incredibly rich in ideas for both sides. The discussion on how there are several possible ways to play these type of positions for both sides and is never-ending. In ...
20. 6 Greatest Grandmaster's Upsets
(Articles/General Information)
... Game 1: World Champion lost to a 2300 with white Game 2: Kasparov's worst chess game Game 3: A 2700+ GM loses to a 2200 player Game 4: Super-GM loses to a master ...
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