Category Archives: Learn Chess

Chess tactics for beginners – Chess combination elements

TACTICS, TACTICS, TACTICS In the previous post we have written about best ways to improve your chess. One of the suggestions was very blatant, as it simply said that studying chess is esential for improvement. The natural question for someone who is new to chess is, what to study and how to begin. This post will…
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How to get better at chess

... OR WHERE TO BEGIN? Very recently a college colleague of mine has sent me the following FACEBOOK INBOX (sorry, EMAILS are so 20th century): " Hey Vjeko, recently I have started playing alot of chess over the Internet. I have also done some chess studying, mostly openings, but I am confused whether that is the best way to…
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How to mate with bishop and knight

INTRODUCTION Finally we have arrived to the most difficult "elementary" checkmate - The bishop and knight checkmate. First of all I would like to enter a short theoretical discussion. There is much to be said about the point of learning this checkmate in great detail. Because the main argument against bothering yourself with this relatively complicated mechanicsm…
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How to mate with two bishops

INTRODUCTION After learning elementary queen and rook checkmates it is time to take another "small step" for a chessplayer and learn another elementary mate. If you recall the basic chess rules, the next piece on the relative strength scale  is the bishop. However, from the bishop onwards, a single piece can't deliver the elementary checkmate to…
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How to mate with rook

 INTRODUCTION In the prevous post we have learned the elementary queen checkmate. Therefore, it is time to move one step forward. Since the rook is the second strongest piece, (remember basic chess rules), learning the rook checkmate next  is  quite logical.  MATING PICTURE First of all, in order to understand the mating mechanicsm, it is important…
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