Category Archives: Learn Chess

Best chess beginner books

Best chess beginner books Everybody knows how confusing and difficult it is to learn something from the scratch. Chess, being the rich and complicated game it is, is by no means an exception. More experienced players often tend to forget that they were once complete newbies as well. Things that they understand easily (such as…
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The Legal Trap

INTRODUCTION On the road toward chess mastery, a chess player acquires knowledge about numerous attacking mechanism and mating patterns. For instance, every strong player is familiar with the typical sacrifice of the bishop on h7, typical exchange sacrifice on h5 and other similar attacking manoeuvres. However, one attacking pattern, in particular, has become especially famous…
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Fast checkmates

Introduction We human tend to get obsessed with the superlatives in any field of human activity. We are constantly trying to determine who is the biggest, the strongest, the most intelligent, the greatest ever, etc.. Heck, our obsession went so far that a separate body was created that publishes an annual book which documents all…
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Chess endgames – Pawn endgames principles

"ENDGAMES TEACH YOU CHESS" Last year I have had the pleasure of playing in the 2016 edition of the Zalakaros Chess tournament.  In the first round I have had the opportunity to play the Israeli International Master, Ben Artzi Ido. In the game, he wasn't very familiar with the opening. Also, he probably underestimated me…
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Chess middle game principles

WHY IS THE MIDDLE GAME SO HARD? The course of a typical chess game can be divided into three phases: the opening, the middle game and the endgame. In order to become a strong chess player, one should obtain a certain level in all three phases of the game. However, one of the most common…
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