What is the Most Important Thing That Makes You Victorious in Chess?

Posted on November 20, 2011 by iPlayooChess in Beginner’s Corner, General Chess Articles

Making it in the competitive world The fact is the world is competitive. Since the dawn of time we have been fighting our battles to win and survive. Chess is a highly competitive game. In order to be successful in it you may have to follow some universal principle of strategy applicable also to warfare, martial arts, sports, any place where the competition is. Have you ever thought what this central principle may be? Interestingly, […]

Debunking Five Myths about Chess

Posted on November 19, 2011 by Laura in General Chess Articles

1) Chess is for nerds: Not so! One of the greatest things about the sport is that it attracts people from all walks of life. Whenever I played in tournaments I was always amazed at how a doctor would be playing a carpenter or a school teacher would be playing a plumber. Besides would you call John Wayne, Timothy Dalton (one of our James Bonds), Bill Cosby, Tom Selleck or Will Smith a nerd? To […]

Live Blitz Chess Video on ICC with NM William

Posted on November 18, 2011 by William in All Articles w/ Videos, Blitz/Bullet Chess

The game starts off with a classic e4, d5 Scandinavian and 2. exd5. However, instead of playing the classic Qxd5, black chooses a highly aggressive and unsound 2. c6?! However, he gets some pretty good play with a good bishop flanked on the g4 square. Complications arise as I am trying to maneuver my knights to take control of the center. I play some nice tactics that lead me to gain another pawn with 18. […]

What Are Four Letters of the Chess Alphabet?

Posted on November 18, 2011 by iPlayooChess in Beginner’s Corner

Any position on the chessboard is made up of interactions of pieces. We need to see these connections, or contacts between pieces, otherwise we will play blind without seeing that, say, our troops are under the enemy’s attack. Not bright prospects to win the war! There are four elementary contacts between pieces in chess. Today we are showing three of them. Each contact involves two pieces, or a piece and a square. They are: The […]

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