Chess Mating Patterns

Here is a great chess video for beginners relating to recognizing mating patterns in your games.

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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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Answer to Chess Endgame Puzzle #64

The answer is for black to play Q-a4, check. If white moves his king away, black captures the queen. If white plays KxQ, then black plays N-c5 , mate.

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #64

Here is a chess puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move for black. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

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Answer To Chess Puzzle #63

The answer is for black to play R-e1 check. White is forced to play K-g2. Black then plays N-e3 check. If white moves the king, then black plays N-f5 which attacks the white queen and prevents the mate. If white plays pxe3 instead, black follows with Q-c2 check and then there is an easy series of checks that depending on play, either win the f6 pawn, the white queen or the game.

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Chess Puzzle #63

Here is a chess puzzle where we’re looking for a sequence of moves to avoid a mate in one. It’s black to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

 

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #62

Here is a chess endgame puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move. It’s white to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

 

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #61

Here is a chess endgame puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move. It’s white to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

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Answer To Chess Endgame Puzzle #60

The answer is for black to play R-g5. If white then plays RxR, black recaptures with the pawn and wins. If white plays R-d5 check, black captures the rook and wins. And of course, if after black plays R-g5, white plays Kxh6, black just takes the rook and wins.

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