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  • 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 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
  • What is a Fortress in Chess?

    A fortress in chess refers to a defensive structure that's difficult for your opponent to penetrate. Essentially, it's a position that protects your king and maintains control of key central…

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    White setting up a fortress of knights and pawns against black king, pawn and queen.
  • What is Threefold Repetition in Chess?

    Ever been in a chess game where the same position just keeps repeating over and over? You make a move, your opponent counters, a few moves later you're back where…

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    Two players shaking hands after playing a chess game
  • All You Need to Know About Blindfold Chess

    Ever wondered what it's like to play chess without seeing the board? Blindfold chess is an incredible skill where players compete without looking at the physical chessboard. If you've never…

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    carlsen playing chess blindfolded
  • What is Underpromotion In Chess?

    You’re in the middle of an intense chess match and your pawn has made it all the way across the board. Now you have a choice to make. Do you…

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    Underpromotion in chess
  • What Is the Touch Move Rule in Chess?

    Ever wondered why chess players are so hesitant to touch their pieces until they’re absolutely sure about their move? It’s because of something called the touch move rule. The touch…

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    Closeup of hand moving a black chess piece on the chessboard
  • How To Play Chess For Beginners: Learn Rules, Moves, Setup, Efficient Tactics & Strategy

    Did you recently encounter a fancy-looking game, and you'd like to know more about this mysterious game? Would you like to know how to play chess? Then, you've come to…

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    how to play chess
  • How to Learn Chess: A Complete Beginners’ Guide

    Chess is one of the most popular board games of all time. It's widely loved, played worldwide for centuries and has inspired one of the most popular Netflix series in…

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    How to learn chess
  • How To Be A Chess Grandmaster In 11 Detailed Steps – ChessForSharks.com

    The grandmaster title is the ultimate achievement in chess, second only to the world championship. 600+ players have earned the GM title worldwide, after years of commitment and toil. Aspiring…

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    How to be a chess grandmaster
  • Simple Breakdown Of Chess Tempo

    Imagine you could move your pieces more than once each turn while playing chess. Making multiple moves per turn increases Whites' first-mover advantage because development is much faster, and White…

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    Chess tempo
  • What is a Blunder in Chess?

    In the game of chess, a blunder means a terrible move. The chess notation for a blunder is a double question mark "??" after the move. Let's see a popular…

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    Levon Aronian in Blitz Tournament
  • 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 a safe square while not being checked. See the position…

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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 players should possess adequate knowledge of both art and apply…

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    Queenside Castling
  • When (and Why) was En passant Invented in Chess? With Examples

    The En passant rule was invented between 1200 and 1600 in Europe (some sources specifically state 1561), along with the introduction of the two-square first move for pawns, castling, and…

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    En passant in chess
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