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1. 5 Tips for Improving Your Chess
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... to be stronger and not to break. It works the same way in chess. For instance, if your tactics is your weakness, you will constantly run into trouble losing material and ending up forked, pinned and checkmated. ...
2. 6 Ways to Win a Chess Game
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... player knows that a checkmate instantly ends the game. It doesn’t matter if you have 0.1 of a second left on your clock and your opponent has 2 full hours. It doesn’t matter if you are 3 pieces and 2 queens ...
3. 10 Chess Patterns Every Player Should Know
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... the game will be lost. As you probably know it is possible to checkmate a lone king with knight and bishop. Black to move Chess Pattern 10: Smothered Mate with a Pin Smothered mate is a common tactics ...
... sense. In the position below white is about to castle. If he does, many bad things will happen, possibly leading to a checkmate. This is a good example of when you shouldn’t castle just yet and your ...
5. 9 Most Unbelievable Chess Games You've Never Seen
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Every chess player appreciates beautiful combinations, deadly sacrifices and forced checkmates. There is a lot you can learn by simply going over well annotated master’s games. Every game contains tons ...
... than knowledge. What is the difference between chess knowledge and a skill? Let me give you a simple example with Two Bishop Checkmate. There is a big difference between knowing how to checkmate ...
7. 7 Chess Moves You Should Never Play
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... to start your training using the day-by-day program. Bad Move #4: It is well known that f2-square is very vulnerable in the opening as it is protected solely by the king. Two of the most common checkmates ...
8. How to Win at Chess – 10 Key Tips to Follow
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... and therefore reduce uncertainty in the game. If you see how you can checkmate your opponent by constantly checking his king, it is much safer than if your combination does not involve forcing moves. It ...
9. 5 Ways to Beat a Chess Master
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... trouble chess masters are very dangerous, and can checkmate you when almost no time are left on the clock. The time trouble should be combined with "complex positions" technique, and then something good ...
... that these minor things can give a rise to a disaster. Instead of winning a queen, you will get checkmated, just because you did not play a simple pawn push 5 moves earlier. Always try to anticipate problems ...
11. 10 Checkmates to Keep an Eye On
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Checkmating an opponent is an ultimate goal of any chess game. Knowing typical mating patterns already decides half of the success. By learning the typical checkmates, you will be able to not only increase ...
12. 5 Ways to Stop Losing at Chess
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... pieces undefended. 2. Stop Missing Simple Checkmates Missing checkmates in one and in two is another very common problem that causes lost games. You'd be surprised to know how many players lose games ...
13. 7 Most Common Chess Mistakes for Under 1800 Elo
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... has a somewhat sound understanding of the game, doesn’t blunder very often and can spot simple threats. Players of that level know how to checkmate with two rooks, how to promote a pawn, how to avoid typical ...
14. 6 Golden Rules of Chess
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... superior results.  Let’s begin! 1. If you are not attacking, you’re defending. If you are not defending you are checkmated. This is a very well know rule. While many chess players think of it ...
... one problem done correctly, rather than to partially solve 5. You cannot partially checkmate your opponent over-the-board, can you? 3. “That doesn’t work for me” These chess players don’t even believe ...
16. The King's March in Middlegame
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... of getting checkmated may pull you back, even though you might have considered it during the game. As we can see, there is a different story in every game, but they all have in common that the king plays ...
17. 7 Tips to Cure Chess Blunders
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... don't want to lose a won game. Remember to always stay focused until the very end. If your opponent just lost his queen the game isn't over yet. It is only over if you have checkmated him, he resigned ...
... You can get checkmated and the game will be over instantly. Any chess player ends up in terrible position sooner or later. It takes a true talent and courage not to give up and to pull yourself out of ...
19. One Hour Chess Challenge
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...  Let me give you an example. Let’s assume we have a training session that consists of 3 elements: 1. Tactics (5 problems to tackle) 2. Endgame (Learn to checkmate a lone King with Bishop and Knight) ...
... side castling, doubled pawns, rook endgames, symmetrical positions just to name a few. In the simple positions strong players play the moves automatically. Just think of it, as if you need to checkmate ...
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