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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

White is clearly losing in the position. The only hope is to create a stalemate trick. Can you see why this is a nice trick? If you’re black in the game, how can you avoid stalemate?
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

There are three ways to get out of check. Move Away Capture Block But there are four ways to keep a piece safe from an attack. The first three are the same as getting out of check. Can you name the fourth way?
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

The batteries below win the game with just the two pieces. Even though the winning side does not have as many pieces. Pay attention to battery and checkmate on opponent’s king.
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

There is only one thing to pay attention to. Black is ahead and getting ready to finish the game. Black to move: what to avoid?
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

Which king is safer? And why?
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

I’d like to get to know more of my readers. There are a lot to learn while starting chess. What would you like to see more of?
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

In the position below taking the pawn on d4 is nice. But is there a stronger move? Hint: use this idea to answer the question.
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

Yesterday we discussed the back-rank mate. Today we’ll see a situation where the escape square will not be enough. White does have escape square, namely g2, but it is covered by the bishop on e4. Knowing that, white still need to defend the 1st rank to avoid checkmate. Rc5-c1 is a good move. Bonus: Does […]
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

Back rank mate is a famous pattern to win the game. How can we avoid getting back rank mated? Creating an escape plan is the way to go. Pawn h2-h3 will create a window for the king to escape out of the checkmate.
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Chess 1000 by Chessxiao - 6M ago

There are three ways to respond to a check: Move the king away Use another piece to block Capture the checking piece There is only one way to respond to a double check: Move the king away This shows the power of double check. There are two double check possibilities. Can you find them? Bonus: […]

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