Chess middlegames are complex beasts. It is in this phase of the game of chess that the issue is decided. Learn how to pin, fork, skewer and also when to trade pieces.
Get basic checkmates down. Nothing worse than outplaying your opponent and then not closing the deal. Learn the basic patterns for icing the enemy King.
Fools mate and Scholars Mate are two of the better known early checkmate combos. Protect yourself from the annoyance of falling into these traps and learn to spring them on others.
Do you have top chess strategies or handy tips to increase success over the board. Or maybe you're hunting for tips yourself. Share the knowledge around, upload your tips and pick up strategies left by other players.
Do you know some great opening chess moves that can win a piece early? Tricky little maneuvers that can catch the other guy unaware? What little trick works for you time and time again? Tell us more!
King moves are like Queen moves in terms of direction but not in terms of scope. Learn how the central character in chess makes his way around the board.
Queen moves explained in the simplest terms. Understand the devastating trail of destruction you can leave in your wake through expert handling of the Queen.
Rook moves in mysterious ways for chess. Actually not really. Get a load of how this chess powerhouse takes control of open files and ranks. Working together two rooks form a battery threatening shock and awe.
The Bishop moves around the board on light squares or dark but never both. Come see why a Bishop pair can be really powerful in the right hands.
The Knight Tour has confounded and intrigued over the centuries. The ultimate brain twister that will drive you crazy. It's a fun challenge that has captured the imagination of chess enthusiasts and esteemed mathematicians alike.
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