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The Knight & Bishop Mate

One of the most common questions I get is, "can you show me how to do the bishop and knight checkmate?" It's definitely a tricky mate and it has even fooled some grandmasters who weren't able to pull it off.…

What Was I Thinking?

We've all been sitting at the chessboard in real life or virtually and wondered "what on Earth was I thinking?" It's an unfortunate feeling that many chess players know better than they'd like. Few mistakes can compare to the ultimate blunder…

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal

Nezhmetdinov vs Tal are you in for a treat. Even with an early queen's trade Nezhmetdinov shows Tal around and demolishes Tals's Sicilian defense.

Mieses vs Kann

Marcus Kann plays his immortal game against Jacques Mieses using the Caro Kann defense and systematically shuts down Jacques Mieses attack.

Rubinsteins Immortal

Everyone wishes they could play a game that they can call their own Mona Lisa. Some kind of masterpiece that they can truly be proud of. Rubinstein created it with this game. Although Rubinstein is typically known for his endgame…

Jinshi Bai vs Ding Liren

Ding Liren is world class player and recently shot up as high as number 2 in the world on the rating list. Going into the Candidate tournament this year he was definitely one of the favorites and today we will see…

The Dark Knight

Chess Lesson & Video: Today's game features a good friend of mine, International Master, Kassa Korley. In this game he takes the black pieces against former European champion, Alexander Moiseenko. Going into the game as a rating underdog and with…

A Bishop From Hell

Sometimes the most gratifying wins are the ones when your opponent plays a great game but you manage to narrowly best them. It feels like a truly deserving victory. In this game, we will see GM Pontus Carlsson gradually outplay the…

Karpov vs Korchnoi

The modern form of the Dragon was originated by German master Louis Paulsen around 1880.It was played frequently by Henry Bird that decade, then received general acceptance around 1900 when played by Harry Nelson Pillsbury and other masters. It has fallen a out of fashion…

Fatal Attraction

Chess Lesson & video: In this game Edward Lasker is not to be overshadowed. Edward was an international master and distant relative of world champion Emanuel Lasker. Emanuel was the longest reigning champion in chess history and it's hard to…

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