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Chess Opening Strategy for Beginners

Posted by Vjekoslav Nemec on

Chess Opening Strategy for Beginners

What is a chess opening? Chess opening is a term that refers to the initial moves which lay the foundation for a chess game. There are numerous ways of playing the opening phase of a chess game. By the 16th century chess players had already realized that certain opening moves proved more beneficial than others. They had started giving specific names to specific openings and had made the first steps towards the development of opening theory. With the development of modern chess, opening theory has become more and more significant. Certain chess openings have been analyzed for almost a hundred...

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How to Win Chess in 3 Moves

Posted by Vjekoslav Nemec on

How to Win Chess in 3 Moves

In a previous post we learned that the two move checkmate is the fastest possible way of checkmating the opposing king. Since a dramatic mistake is required in order for the two move checkmate to be carried out, it is also known as the Fool's mate. Today, we are going to examine the important variation of a two move checkmate The sibling of the original Fool's mate - the three move checkmate. How to perform a three move checkmate Let's look at an example game featuring the three move checkmate. (Note: We are going to use the chess notation to...

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The Fool's Mate | How to Win Chess in 2 Moves

Posted by Vjekoslav Nemec on

The Fool's Mate | How to Win Chess in 2 Moves

One of the most common questions asked by chess beginners is, “What is the fastest possible way to checkmate the enemy king?” The answer to this question, is one that excites most new chess players. It’s possible in chess to win in only two moves, by executing a two move checkmate or “Fool’s Mate”. The Two Move Checkmate The two move checkmate generally refers to the position in which Black mates White right out of the opening. Although there are virtually infinite ways of playing the opening moves, it is somewhat surprising that only a series of specific moves leads...

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How to Read and Write Chess Notation

Posted by Vjekoslav Nemec on

How to Read and Write Chess Notation

What is Chess Notation? Chess notation is the term that refers to a system of recording chess moves of a chess game. Chess notation represents the most practical, most clear and most concise tool with the help of which the scores of the chess games are transmitted. More vividly said, chess notation is the language of a chess player. The Importance of Chess Notation The importance of chess notation in modern day chess can't be overemphasized. Basic familiarity with the rules of chess notation is a must for a wide variety of chess players. Whether you are a strong Grandmaster...

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How to Win chess in 4 Moves

Posted by Vjekoslav Nemec on

How to Win chess in 4 Moves

The 4 Move Checkmate (Scholar's mate)  The main goal of a chess game is mating the opponent’s king. There are numerous ways a player can accomplish that during the game. According to some sources, the number of possible checkmate positions are somewhere around 10^43, although it is quite possible that this number is actually much higher. Therefore, I think you will agree that there is no sense in trying to learn every possible checkmating position by heart. However, there are some mating patterns that occur more often than the others. One rather well known checkmate that can happen right out...

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