Cheshire Cat Chess is a fun and challenging variant of the classic game of chess. The disappearing squares add a new level of complexity to the game and require players to constantly adapt their strategy.
Intermediate: King and queen vs. king and rook
Unless the rook or king can immediately capture the queen, a queen typically emerges victorious in an endgame against a lone rook. The game may end in a stalemate or perpetual check, however, which would result in a draw.
#12: Find the best White’s move
White is down a pawn, the white king is under attack, Black threatens to join…
Overloading: Who watches the watchers?
Overloading is often used with other tactics, such as pins, forks, or discovered attacks, to create a powerful combination that can win material or force a decisive advantage. It is an important concept to understand for intermediate and advanced players, and is often used in high-level chess games.
David Bronstein vs. Vladas Mikėnas: Against the Latvian Gambit
According to some reports, Bent Larsen, the strongest grandmaster from Scandinavia until the emergence of Magnus Carlsen, once stated that by knowing and understanding this particular game, one could effectively face the Latvian Gambit.
Tennison Gambit: Win by deflecting the black king
The Tennison Gambit is a daring chess opening that is not frequently played in high-level competitions, but can be a fun and effective way to surprise your opponent in casual games.
Learn to play Alapin Variation: The best line against Sicilian?
The Alapin Variation offers a less complicated alternative to the main lines of the Sicilian Defense, while still maintaining control over the center of the board.
Crazy Screen Chess: Anything is possible in your area
The Screen Chess is a fascinating and engaging variant of the classic game of chess. With its ability to customize the board layout, it is certain to appeal to players of all levels and experience. Whether you are a seasoned chess player looking for a new challenge or a beginner looking to learn the game, Screen Chess is definitely worth checking out.
Advanced: Bishop and pawn vs bishop – the opposite colors
For the most endgames of this kind, let’s remember the fundamental rule: If you are defending against just one pawn, have your king block the opponent’s pawn from a square that cannot be attacked by the opponent’s bishop. 99% of such situations end up as draws, as the attacker cannot push your king away, so all you have to do is to make endless moves with your bishop.
Castling: Why is it important?
The castling maneuver that is used in modern-day chess is derived from the “king’s leap” which is a move where the king can move two squares. This move was incorporated into European chess during the 14th and 15th centuries, and over time, it evolved into its current form during the 17th century.