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The 2nd Sinquefield International Chess Tournament has concluded with an emphatic victory by Fabiano Caruana with 8.5/10, three points ahead of Carlsen who finished with   5.5/10. - Read more


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5 Endgame Mate-in-3s Most People Cannot Solve E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 28 March 2014 00:00

mate in 3Endgame is a very crucial part of chess. Depth of endgame understanding often  decides if you win or lose otherwise equally looking position. 

Today, we present a list of 5 endgame tactics problems, which are not difficult, but yet most players fail to find the right move order.

Can you solve it?

Last Updated on Friday, 28 March 2014 08:59
Top 25 Chess Books: A Reply To Our Readers E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 00:00

chess Our recent list of 25 Best Chess Books drew some strong feedback from readers. Here is a detailed response to the points raised by them. When we started this work we had made plans for three separate lists of books:

1) Books for Absolute Beginners

2) Classics

3) Books in recent decades (1990-2014)

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014 20:22
31 Questions Answered by Magnus Carlsen on Reddit E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 21 March 2014 00:00

carlsen reddit chessToday we publish a series of questions and answers with Magnus Carlsen conducted on Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything).

You will learn many interesting details about world's number one chess player and chess champion such as online playing habits, professional opinion about the Candidates Tournament and, most importantly, what made him "the strongest man".

Last Updated on Friday, 21 March 2014 08:44
Top 10 Most Popular Chess Websites in the World E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

top 10 chess websites in the worldThere are thousands of chess websites in the world. You can find a site (and most likely not just one) that concentrates on any given aspect of the game: opening theory, studies, tactics, playing online, game database, etc.

Which of these websites are the most popular in the world of chess? Let’s find out!

Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:02
Total Chess: Defensive Tactics E-mail
Written by John Herron   
Monday, 24 March 2014 00:00

tacticsDefensive tactics occur when you try to escape from the opponent’s tactics.

 Instead of losing material, you try to get away without losing anything.

 It is making the best of a bad situation.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 08:39
25 Best Chess Books Every Player Must Have [updated] E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 00:00

25 best chess booksThere are 1000s and 1000s of chess books available in the stores and online. Which ones are worth buying and spending time on?

What books would really help a chess player to win more games and gain so desired rating points? Let's find out what books are the best!

Last Updated on Sunday, 06 April 2014 23:10
ChessBase Magazine #158 Review E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Sunday, 16 March 2014 19:22

chessbase ChessBase Magazine is the flagship of ChessBase and released every two months.

Our columnist offers a review of the latest issue-Ed.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 March 2014 20:09
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