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  • How To Play The Bird’s Opening For White And Black 

    The Bird's Opening is a unique opening that starts with the development of a flank pawn (1. f4). That's why it's called a flank opening. White's idea is to control…

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    Bird's Opening
  • How To Play The Larsen’s Opening For White And Black

    The Larsen's opening is an unorthodox or flank opening that starts with 1. b3. b3 is an unconventional opening that does not immediately attack the center, rather, White focuses on…

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    Larsen's Opening
  • How To Play The Queen’s Indian Defense For White And Black

    The  Queen's Indian Defense is an opening choice for Black players who want a solid and stable opening against the queen's pawn opening (1. d4). The Queen’s Indian centers around…

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    Queen’s Indian Defense
  • How To Play The Evans Gambit For White And Black

    The Evans Gambit is a very sharp attacking line that stems from the Italian Game. The opening starts with the sacrifice of a wing pawn by White. This pawn sacrifice…

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    Evans Gambit
  • How To Play The Philidor Defense For White and Black

    The Philidor Defense is a calm way for Black to approach the King's pawn opening by White. The main idea behind this opening is to protect the e5 pawn by…

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    Philidor Defense
  • Are There More Chess Moves Than Atoms?

    You've probably heard the mind-bending fact that there are more possible chess moves than atoms in the known universe. At first, this seems utterly impossible. After all, the universe is…

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    Fallen black king and standing white pawn with mathematical background
  • What is Flagging in Chess?

    In chess, the flag refers to the timer that tracks each player's total time to complete all moves. If your flag falls, you lose on time. Hence, Flagging in chess…

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    White flags Black and wins
  • What is a Draw in Chess?

    A draw in chess simply means the game ended in a tie - neither player won. There are a few ways a draw can happen: Stalemate This is when your…

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    Prag agrees to a draw with Caruana
  • What Elo Do You Start at in Chess?

    The FIDE rating system is based on a player’s performance in their first event(s) and is dependent upon the strength of their opponents.  There is no minimum rating to start…

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    FIDE Rating Progress of 1000+ player
  • What is the 20-40-40 Rule in Chess?

    The 20-40-40 rule is a simple chess strategy that can help you win more games. The idea is to spend: - 20% of your time on the opening. The opening…

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    image of pie chart showing 40, 40 and 20 sections
  • What is the Lowest Title in Chess?

    The Candidate Master (CM) title is the lowest title in chess, which is awarded to players who surpass an official FIDE rating of 2200 in international competition. FIDE stands for the Fédération Internationale…

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    Man in front of chessboard
  • What is Sandbagging in Chess?

    Sandbagging in chess refers to deliberately hiding your true skill level to gain a competitive advantage. Sandbaggers play below their actual strength to lull their opponent into a false sense…

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    Boy thinking and playing chess against opponent
  • How To Become a Candidate Master

    To become a Candidate Master (CM) in chess, you need to achieve an established classical FIDE rating of 2200.  The CM title is awarded by the International Chess Federation, FIDE, to…

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    How to Become a candidate master
  • How To Become an International Master

    The International Master title is awarded to chess players who are strong but not quite at the level of grandmasters. It was introduced in 1950, along with the Grandmaster title,…

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    How to become an International Master
  • How To Become a FIDE Master

    To become a FIDE Master (FM), a player must achieve a FIDE rating of at least 2300 Elo points in an official FIDE tournament. The player must have also played at…

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    How to become a Fide Master
  • History Of Fischer Random Chess

    Ever wonder how chess would play if the starting positions of the pieces were randomized? You're not alone. On June 19, 1996, Bobby Fischer, the legendary chess champion, publicly introduced…

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    Bobby Fischer sitting in front of a chess board
  • Domains Of Artificial Intelligence

    According to some school thought, there are four domains of Artificial Intelligence. These domains are: Computer science, Natural language processing, Robotics, Cognitive science

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  • Domains Of Artificial Intelligence

    According to some school thought, there are four domains of Artificial Intelligence. These domains are: Computer science, Natural language processing, Robotics, Cognitive science

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  • Domains Of Artificial Intelligence

    According to some school thought, there are four domains of Artificial Intelligence. These domains are: Computer science, Natural language processing, Robotics, Cognitive science

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  • Domains Of Artificial Intelligence

    According to some school thought, there are four domains of Artificial Intelligence. These domains are: Computer science, Natural language processing, Robotics, Cognitive science

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