Caro Kann Chess Video

Many new players want a defense to play as black that is fairly easy to learn and play. The Caro Kann is a defense that is quick to learn and has many fans, including former world chess champion, Anatoly Karpov. Here is a video from youtube.com that helps to explain the opening.

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Chess Strategies – Good Bishops vs. Bad Bishops

Here is another great chess video covering good bishops vs. bad bishops.

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Online Chess Puzzles 8-10

Here are three new chess puzzles that I know you will find challenging. I have included one for beginner level players, one for intermediate level players and one for the advanced players. All puzzles begin with white to play. Good luck!

Chess puzzle #8 is a beginner level mate in two.

chess-puzzle 8 beginner p.15 #6 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #9 is an intermediate level mate in 2.

chess-puzzle 9  intermediate p. 8 #2 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #10 is an advanced level mate in 3.

chess-puzzle 10  advanced p.12 #3 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 5-7

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 5-7. I hope you found the solutions to all of them!

Chess Puzzle #5. The answer is N-h6. Then after white plays K-h8, black plays B-c3 checkmate. Many people incorrectly see N-e7 check, but this allows the white king to escape.

Chess Puzzle #6. The answer is N-b5 check. The black king is forced to e8. Then N-d6 is checkmate.

Chess Puzzle #7. The answer is R-c8 check. Black is forced to play Nxc8. Then white plays Qxb7 check. Black is forced to play Kxb7. Then B-d5 is mate.

Congratulations if you got them all!

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Online Chess Puzzles 5-7

Here are three new chess puzzles that I know you will find challenging. I have included one for beginner level players, one for intermediate level players and one for the advanced players. Good luck!

Chess puzzle #5 is a
beginner level mate in 2.
chess-puzzle 5 beginner p.15 #5 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #6 is an intermediate level
mate in 2. (White to play.)

chess-puzzle 6 intermediate p.8 #5 mate in 2

And, chess puzzle #7 is an
advanced level mate in 3. (White to play.)
chess-puzzle 7 advanced p.12 #4 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Online Chess Puzzles 1-4

This post includes four chess puzzles that are guaranteed to challenge you – no matter what level you’re at: 1.) beginner mate in one, 2.) beginner mate in two, 3.) intermediate mate in two, and 4.) advanced mate in three. There’s only one correct answer for each. Good luck!

The first chess puzzle is a beginner level mate in one. There is only one correct answer.

chess-puzzle 1 beginner p. 8 #2 mate in 1

This second chess puzzle is a beginner level mate in two. Again, there is only one correct set of moves.

chess-puzzle 2 beginner p.15 #3 mate in 2

 Chess puzzle number three is an intermediate level mate in two.
(White to play.)

chess-puzzle 3 intermediate p. 8 #1 mate in 2

And lastly, an advanced level mate in three. (White to play.)

chess-puzzle 4 advanced p.12 #1 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Online Chess

I’m a chess teacher who’s been playing chess for over 35 years, and offers chess lessons in person or online.

You can probably tell that I love chess. Over time I’ll cover numerous topics relating to chess on this blog, such as chess strategy and chess tactics. I’ll also post chess puzzles and tips, and much more. The material I’ll be  covering will be mostly for beginning to intermediate players, but I will try to have some things on here for the more advanced players from time to time.

As everyone knows, chess has mostly been played against the person sitting right in front of you. Sometimes, in the case of postal chess, you play against an opponent somewhere else in the world as you make and receive moves by post card. For the last 10-12 years or so, however, a new era has begun when you can play chess against someone in real time, online, anywhere in the world. The advent of online chess has opened the door to playing and improving your game like never before. Online chess allows you to play virtually any level of player, at any time of the day or night.

Because you’re playing people around the world, someone is always awake somewhere and ready to play a game. I have a lot of stories about adventures I’ve had playing chess online, and I’d love to hear yours too.

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