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13 Most Important Endgame Principles Straight from The Experts

Today we will cover 13 most important endgame principles you should always keep in mind during the game. These come from the greatest players of the …

7 Rook Endgame Positions Every Chess Player Must Know

Endgame is the final phase where many chess games are decided. Majority of players focus primarily on <b>opening preparation</b> and <b>attack training</b>, …

The Opposite Color Bishops Endgame

I have written many times before that the endgame is a very important phase of the game, especially for under 2200 ELO players. If you are playing …

3 King and Pawn Endgames: Thinking Outside The Box

In today’s article <b>WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman</b> will explore 3 very important positions in <b>king and pawn endgames</b>. In order to win or draw these positions …

Scattered Pawns: 5 Things to Keep in Mind

Today we will continue our discussion of common pawn structures. Previously we have covered the following pawn formations: the pawn triangle and …

Queen and Knight vs Queen and Bishop: What Wins?

It is a well known concept that the queen and knight team works better than the queen and bishop. All the experienced and strong players are well …

Backward Pawn: 5 Things to Remember

One of the very important elements of strategic play is understanding of the basic pawn structures and the plans that can be used in each type of …

5 Most Important Principles of Chess Thinking

We have covered many different chess topics from openings to middle games, from attacking chess to defense, from positional understanding to game …

Rook and Bishop vs. Rook Endgame

It is well known that <b>endgames</b> are a <i>key element for chess improvement in general</i>. However, there are several reasons why we don't give it the …

10 Best Chess Games by Mikhail Tal

Mikhail Tal was the 8th World Chess Champion and widely recognized as a creative genius and one of the <b>best attacking players of all time</b>. "Misha" was …

7 Most Important Endgame Principles

Many chess players focus their attention primarily on the opening and the middlegame. Little do they know, that endgame is something that can bring …

7 Basic Pawn Structures You Must Know

As Philidor stated <b>"pawns are the soul of chess"</b>. In this article we will explore the most fundamental pawn structures and learn about its properties. …

Pawn Sacrifice vs True Story of Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky

<i>Chess holds its master in its own bonds, shackling the mind and brain so that the inner freedom of the very strongest must suffer.</i>-Albert …

Opposite Color Bishops

Another important element of the chess strategy is the presence of opposite color bishops on the board. Inexperienced players tend to think that …

10 Best Chess Games by Paul Morphy

Today we will explore some of the best games played by the legendary Paul Morphy, an American chess player who was considered to be one of the</b> …

15 Best Chess Games of All Time

Today we present to you the collection of <b>15 best games in the history of chess</b>.<p>These games involve the most amazing ideas imaginable, greatest …

Zugzwang - How to Use it in The Middle Game

In this article we are going to talk about a concept that is very well known to any player, no matter their rating or strength – the zugzwang. The …

Protected Passed Pawn

Protected passed pawn is one of the <i>strongest structures</i> in the pawn endgame. Not only does it threaten promotion but also it cannot be captured by …

10 motivi per far giocare i bambini a scacchi

In Spagna diventeranno presto materia obbligatoria a scuola, ma in Germania, Francia e Gran Bretagna lo sono già da alcuni anni. Stiamo parlando …

17 Great Chess Quotes from Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer is one of the greatest and probably the most controversial chess player of all times. At age <b>13</b> he won a brilliancy award for a game …

Chess Endgames: Triangulation

Today’s topic is triangulation. We will cover a neat technique that will help you to win chess endgame positions in which it seems that’s impossible …

Attacking The Castled King

The art of attack is for sure one of the most important elements in the middlegame. Knowing when to begin an attack and how are certainly key things …

10 Fundamental Chess Principles According to Steinitz

Wilhelm Steinitz was an Austrian-American chess player and the first undisputed world champion. In early years his style of play was rather sharp, …

Extraction of The King

Winning a great attacking game can definitely give any chess player great satisfaction. However, it’s not always easy to go after the <b>opponent’s king</b> …

Minor Pieces versus Queen: Good or Bad?

In this article we are going to discuss the true value of the pieces. The basic scale value for each piece is clear for every chess player; the queen …

Fighting The Isolated Pawn

A while ago we have shown you the advantages of the <b>isolated queen’s pawn</b>, the ideas and plans you can adopt when finding yourself on the side having …

10 Best Games by Max Euwe

Max Euwe was a Dutch chess Grandmaster, fifth World Champion. Euwe was a very theoretical and logical chess player and made his contribution to the …

Top 50 Chess Quotes of All Time

Great quotes store big and important ideas in just a few words. They transport wisdom that great chess players have accumulated throughout decades of …

Partite Memorabili - (7) - Fischer R. J. - 60 Partite da Ricordare

Questo è il mio Blog. Gioco a scacchi da molti anni e dal 2010 scrivo articoli che parlano di scacchi.

Partite Memorabili – (22)

Lasker E. – Capablanca J. R. – 1914. Un esempio di alta classe d’approccio psicologico di Lasker. Avendo bisogno di vincere a tutti i costi, ha …