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24 Essential Chess Tips That Will Make You Understand The Game Better E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Monday, 05 October 2009 21:57

Basic chess tips: Queen to Pawn

Here are some essential chess tips that will help you understand the game of chess better:

  • In the opening look for a pawn move first, then for a knight move, then for a bishop move, then for a rook move (or castle), and finally for a queen move.
  • Do not move same piece move then once in the opening if you do not have a very good reason for it (such as material gains).
  • Do not accept many pawn sacrifices during opening, especially playing black. Otherwise you can get a couple of extra pawns, but also get checkmated quickly because of your underdeveloped pieces. Remember, the main purpose of "opening" is to develop pieces quickly and efficiently.
  • Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 February 2014 14:37
    27 Most Powerful Quotes That Describe Chess E-mail
    Written by Yury Markushin   
    Wednesday, 07 October 2009 21:45


    This is a list of 27 most important chess traits represented in form of quotes from the greatest chess players of all times: Kaparov, Fischer, Karpov, Lasker, Tarrasch and many others. To be good at something we need to understand what and how the greatest think about the subject. That applies to chess as well; by exploring minds of greatest chess players it is possible to better understand the nature of this game. Enough philosophy, enjoy the quotes!

    Last Updated on Sunday, 20 December 2009 12:48
    How complex is the game of chess? E-mail
    Written by Yury Markushin   
    Wednesday, 07 October 2009 21:39


    What is chess? According to the Oxford dictionary “a board game for two players, the object of which is to put the opponent’s king under a direct attack, leading to checkmate”.

    In other words chess is a board game in which the main idea is to destroy your opponents army and finally to checkmate the king.  If you are completely new to chess I recommend reading Basic Chess Rules: Easy Guide to Learn Chess article first.What makes chess so unique from the rest of the board games is the fact that there are almost infinite number of positions that can arise. 

    Last Updated on Sunday, 20 December 2009 12:53
    Chess strategy: what do you need to know about strategy and tactics? E-mail
    Written by Yury Markushin   
    Friday, 02 October 2009 17:00

    chess strategy and tacticsEveryone wants to learn about chess strategy. Players believe that if they learn more about this magic thing called “strategy” they’ll win every single game. But what chess strategy really is? Is it attack or defense, style of playing or evaluation of positions, set of rules or tactics? No, my friend I’m not trying to confuse you, just to show that chess strategy covers all of the above to some extent.

    Wikipedia defines chess strategy as evaluation of chess positions and setting up goals and long-term tactics for future play.

    Last Updated on Sunday, 15 May 2011 22:14
    7 Deadly Chess Mistakes Every Novice Player Makes E-mail
    Written by Yury Markushin   
    Wednesday, 07 October 2009 21:33

    chess mistakes

    Here is a list of 7 mistakes most commonly seen on amateur level. Many chess players just do not realize why they keep losing these games. The answer is simple. These players keep making the same mistakes over and over again, in every single game they play. How many games could have been won by avoiding these simple mistakes most people make? Take a look at the list and you will avoid these blunders!

    Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 20:48
    How to Use Chess Programs? E-mail
    Written by Yury Markushin   
    Sunday, 04 October 2009 17:32
    computer chessWe all know that chess programs become extremely popular among players of all levels. But what’s so great about all these modern Rybka, Fritz, Junior, Crafty, Shredder and zillion of other chess engines?  How to use these chess monsters to improve your game?
    If you’re interested to know answers to questions above keep reading.
    Last Updated on Sunday, 20 December 2009 13:29
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