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 Endgame Study #12

Chess Problem # 9

The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. In the two-mover section as many... Read more


It’s Your Move #16

“I can’t see you saving this game,” said the player with Black. “I’m a rook up already, and I’m going to get a second queen for good measure.” Read More


3 Best Games of the Week - 10 E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

wesley soWesley is a machine playing chess. His extraordinary talent has turned him into one of the strongest players in the world and a lot of people see him as a serious candidate to the world crown in the future.

It is not normal to see him lose a game that he had under control.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 18:59
Top 5 Endgame Mistakes Most Players Are Still Making E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 00:00

5 common endgame mistakesDeep endgame understanding is something that especially separates masters from amateur players. Surprisingly, majority of chess players do not pay enough attention to this very important part of the game and concentrate on other aspects of chess. Number one chess player and World Champion Magnus Carlsen attributes a big part of his success to in-depth endgame understanding and to the ability to play simple positions very precisely.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:28
7 Most Important Principles of Positional Chess E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 15 June 2015 00:00

7 positional chess principlesPositional chess is something that all chess players are aware of, but only the select few actually understand and can use it to get an upper hand and win games. Today, we have boiled down seven most important positional principles into a single article. After going through these examples you will understand the fundamentals of positional play.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:27
10 Best Chess Games by Wilhelm Steinitz E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Friday, 12 June 2015 00:00

Steinitz best gamesWilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian-American chess player, first undisputed World Champion. Steinitz became a world number 1 and the World Champion due to his sharp, attacking style. Later on, he became more of a positional player and proved that his new style was far superior to the previous one. Today we will analyze 10 of the his most notable games.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 09:00
What is New in Theory? (May-June 2015) E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 00:00

new in theoryOur columnist offers a glimpse of updates from ChessPublishing.com on recent trends in openings-Ed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:10
Winning with French Defence: 3...h6!? E-mail
Written by WGM Raluca Sgîrcea, IM Renier Castellanos   
Sunday, 14 June 2015 00:00

french defenseThe French defense is a very popular answer against 1.e4 among chess players of all levels. We have mentioned it several times before in our previous articles, as one of the few opening choices that gives black the chance to fight for the game from the very start.

Last Updated on Sunday, 14 June 2015 11:33
5 Most Important Principles of Chess Thinking E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

5 Key Principles of Chess ThinkingWe have covered many different chess topics from openings to middle games, from attacking chess to defense, from positional understanding to game winning sacrifices. Something that we did not focus specific attention on is the key thinking principles that many strong players employ over the board, and thus win games against those who don’t. Today we will cover five fairly simple, but very important principles of chess thinking.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 19:56
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