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Use Chess Tactics: The Fork
A "fork" is an attack on at least 2 pieces, made by 1 piece. It gets real nasty when it's a knight attacking an enemy king, queen, and rook, all at once! A real reas...
Chessboard or App, Victim
De-Code Chess Coordinates & Notation
It's like learning a new language. If that's fun for you then read on! Chess notation is truly for your inner chess nerd. It requires a proper setup, and some folks ...
Chessboard, Paper or journal, Pen
Do a Sneaky Pawn-Pawn Capture in Chess: En Passant
"En passant" means "in passing" in French. It's just a sneaky way for a pawn to capture other pawns. It's a totally legitimate chess rule! It can surprise opponents ...
Chessboard , pawns, opponent
Play a Decent Opening in Chess: Sicilian Defense!
This guide teaches you the Sicilian Defense, which is a solid opening against white's most common opening move: pawn to e4. White plays e4 (most people open this way...
Chessboard, Knowledge of Chess coordinates and notation.
Use Chess Tactics: The "Discovered" Attack!
A 2-piece chess combination. A powerful enemy piece lingers on a diagonal with your bishop, but this is blocked by your knight. You can "discover" an attack on the e...
Chessboard or App , Target enemy piece, Attacking piece on the same diagonal/row, blocker piece