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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 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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HOW TO PLAY CHESS FOR BEGINNERS: RULES AND BASIC STRATEGY

Posted by Kristian Jeffrey on

HOW TO PLAY CHESS FOR BEGINNERS: RULES AND BASIC STRATEGY

HOW TO PLAY CHESS FOR BEGINNERS: RULES AND BASIC STRATEGY No matter what your age is, it's never too late to learn how to play chess. To help you get started learning the great game of chess, we've created this beginner's guide. This guide will teach you the rules of chess, how chess pieces move, as well as basic chess strategy and moves. THE CHESS PIECES The first step in learning chess is knowing the different pieces. Each player gets 16 total pieces to start the game. There are 6 different types of chess pieces. Here's the list of pieces...

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Names of Chess Pieces

Posted by Matt colletta on

Knight The Knight is the piece that often looks like a horse - well, a horse's head. Each player begins a game of Chess with 2 Knights on the board. It is often one of the Pawns that moves first, at the start of a game ... Often, but not always, as the Knight's ability to jump over pieces allows it to be the only other piece that can make a move at the very beginning of a game. The Knight is also unique in the way it moves ... Whereas other pieces go in straight lines - be it...

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