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  • How Wooden Chess Pieces Are Made

    Chess pieces come in different forms: plastic, ceramic, aluminium or wood. Some of the luxury ones are even made with…

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    How Wooden Chess Pieces Are Made
  • The Game Of Thrones Chess Set (And Characters Represented)

    It is not news that chess is a way of life. An excellent chess player can see life through the…

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    game of thrones chess set
  • How to Take Care of Your Chess Sets

    Chess sets come in all sorts of materials to accommodate players of various styles and skills levels, with wooden sets…

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    Neat Staunton Chess Board and Pieces Well Arranged in Their Starting Places
  • 10 Best Chess Sets Under $100

    Every true lover of the royalty game of chess must have that trusted set that serves as a getaway from…

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    10 Best Chess Sets Under $100
  • Books

  • 10 Of The Best Chess Books For Intermediate Players

    A huge portion of chess players gets stuck on the intermediate level. This is why attaining mastery in chess is…

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    The Best Chess Books For Intermediate Players
  • The Best Chess Books of all Time: From Beginner to Advanced – ChessForSharks.com

    Reading chess books is one of the primary ways a chess player acquires knowledge. However, the most instructive and suitable…

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    Best Chess Books
  • Checkmate Patterns

  • 40 Checkmate Patterns Sure To Win You Games

    A large percentage of chess skills ride on pattern recognition. For instance, you see certain pieces placed in certain positions…

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    checkmate patterns
  • Learn The Bishop And Knight Checkmate: Understanding The Chess Pieces

    This pattern works by limiting the opponent's king to a corner of the board, where the bishop and king take…

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    Bishop and Knight Checkmate
  • How To Carry Out The Queen And King Checkmate in Chess

    The queen and king checkmate happen frequently in chess games. Many games conclude in King + Queen vs. King, with…

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    Avoiding stalemate on the chessboard
  • Can You Checkmate With Two Knights?

    The short answer to this puzzling question is YES and NO. Confused? Let's break it down. Technically, you can checkmate…

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    Hand of chess player holding up a black knight above a chess board
  • Chess Advice

  • How To Get Better At Chess: A 12-Step Guide

    Chess is a game that requires a lot of focus, practice, and hard work. When a player starts learning the…

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    A man concentrating at a game of chess
  • How To Start A Chess Club in 5 Easy Steps

    The entire essence of chess depends on having someone to play with. There can be no chess game without an…

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    Chess players in a chess tournament playing competitively
  • Why Am I So Bad At Chess? Here Are 4 Possible Reasons

    Is it taking you forever to really get a grip of chess? After several months or years of playing, you…

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    Two young boys and their mentor (an adult man), playing chess
  • How To Improve Your Chess Rating For Beginners (From 0-1800)

    In this short guide, you'll learn some proven ways to improve your chess skills and rating. We'll do this by…

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    3d growth chart diagram to explain chess improvement
  • Chess Basics

  • What Is Material Advantage In Chess?

    Material refers to the number of pieces and pawns on the board. An advantage in chess refers to a situation…

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    A boy studying a chess board
  • What is Stalemate In Chess?

    A stalemate is a type of draw that occurs when your opponent is unable to make any legal moves to…

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    stalemate in chess
  • How To Castle Queenside In Chess

    The game of chess is a game of strategy; It involves both the art of attack and defence. Every chess…

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    Queenside Castling
  • What Is the Exchange Sacrifice in Chess?

    An exchange sacrifice is a chess move where a player trades their rook for the opponent’s bishop or knight. This…

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    Exchange Sacrifice in Chess
  • Chess Career

  • Top 10 Exciting Careers In Chess To Earn A Living

    You're a chess player—a chess freak even, but you don't earn from it. It's difficult to earn from it, right?…

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    Careers in Chess
  • How Much Do Chess Players Make? A Close Study

    The top 50 chess players in the world make over $100k each year and that mainly comes from playing for…

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    FIDE World Cup 2023 Closing Ceremony
  • How Much Do Chess Grandmasters Earn?

    As a chess grandmaster, a big part of your income comes from winning prize money at major chess tournaments. The…

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    Hand showing dollars
  • Chess News

  • “It Was More Logical For Him [Dubov] To Remain Neutral” – Ian Nepomniachtchi speaks in

    Ian Nepomniachtchi, former world championship contender has come out to clear the air regarding the recent Dubov vs Russians controversy.…

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    Ian Nepomniachtchi taking his medal at the ceremony of the 2021 world chess championship
  • Alireza Firouzja Breaks 2800, Becomes World No 2

    Grandmaster(GM) Alireza Firouzja just became the new world #2 after crossing the legendary 2800 rating barrier. The 18-year old Grandmaster…

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    Alireza Firouzja
  • Nodirbek Abdusattorov Wins World Rapid Chess Championship 2021

    Pleasant surprises make everything sweeter. Seeing underdogs triumph in a field of favorites makes the crowd go wild. Chess has…

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    Nodirbek Abdusattorov Wins World Rapid Chess Championship 2021
  • Ian Nepomniachtchi Slugs It Out With Russian Billionaire Businessman

    December 24th brought about an exciting atmosphere of Chess in Russia. The Central Chess Club located in Moscow organised a…

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    Ian Nepomniachtchi Slugs It Out With Russian Billionaire Businessman
  • Chess Pieces Movement

  • How Does a Knight Move in Chess?

    The knight is the only chess piece that moves in a weird way compared to other chess pieces. Every other…

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    Knight on 2d board executing a royal fork
  • Why Are Rooks More Important Than Bishops?

    Before jumping to a conclusion, let's have a look at how each piece moves. The bishop in chess moves in…

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    White bishop and rook on a chessboard with white pieces in the background.
  • Can The King Jump In Chess?

    No, the king cannot jump in chess. It's probably easy to mistake the king for the knight which is the…

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    Black chess king in hand on a white background
  • Can A King Kill A King In Chess?

    In chess, the king is the most important piece on the board. It can move one square in any direction,…

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    Black king chess piece stands while White king chess piece is fallen
  • Chess Players

  • A Biography of Josh Waitzkin (and Why He Stopped Playing Chess)

    After watching the award-winning movie 'Searching For Bobby Fischer',  a lot of people ask this familiar question: "Does Josh Waitzkin…

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    Josh Waitzkin
  • Bobby Fischer vs Garry Kasparov: Comparing Two Legends

    As a chess fan, you must've wondered what a match or even a game between some World Champions across different…

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    Fischer playing against Spassky
  • Top 5 Underrated Chess Players in History

    Chess, as we know, is a game that has been in existence for centuries. Some chess players have played the…

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    Underrated chess players
  • Top 10 chess players likely to dethrone Magnus Carlsen

    The chess world is currently blessed with a host of players that would’ve probably borne the World Champion title if…

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    Top ten players likely to overthrow Magnus Carlsen
  • Chess Variants

  • Popular Chess Variants You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

    What makes a game or sport more fun than its original form is its variants. Variants of a game or…

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    Popular Chess Variants
  • How To Play Three Player Chess: A Simple Beginners Guide

    Chess is a popular strategy board game that is played worldwide. There are over 600 million people that play the…

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    Three player chess
  • Four Player Chess Rules You Should Know

    For over two hundred years, people have invented and reinvented several variants for four player chess, formed by adding a…

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    Four player chess rules
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