Chess Strategy: Developing Outposts in The Middle Game

Here is a great video showing the importance and power of developing outposts for your pieces. Another chess strategy tip for improving your middle game play.

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Chess Mating Patterns

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

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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 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 #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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Chess Endgame Puzzle #60

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

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #59

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

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Answer To Chess Endgame Puzzle #58

The answer is for black to play R/b-e8.  After that, white must lose a rook.

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Answer To Chess Strategy Puzzle #56

The answer is for white to first play d4. If black plays K-h5, white responds with Q-d3. Black is then forced to play either K-h4 or K-g4. Regardless, white plays Q-h3 and it’s checkmate.

The other alternative after white’s opening move of d4 is for black to play K-g4, instead of the original K-h5, as in the first example. If that’s the case, white simply plays e4, check.  Black is now forced to play K-h4 and white checkmates with g3.

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Answer To Advanced Chess Puzzle #53

This mate in 3 begins with black playing Qxg2. White is forced to play Kxg2. Black follows with N-f4, double check. White is forced to play K-g1 and black mates with N-e2 or N-h3.

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