En Passant means “in passing” in French, and you’ll soon see why the rule is named this way. It should be the last of the three special moves taught to a new player, after castling and pawn promotion. Players are often confused by en passant, but I promise to make it clearer! Things to Remember
Tactics are everywhere I recently looked at the game Uhlmann—Zwaig from Halle 1967, and a possible tactic caught my attention (it did not actually occur in the game). It’s a great example of looking for checks, captures, and threats before considering other moves! If you haven’t been looking for checks, captures, and threats before when
If you want to choose a chess move, or a good one at least, forget about inspiration, luck, or genius. The key is knowing what to look for. Finding better moves will improve your game, no doubt about it. There’s a cost, however: you realize “doing whatever you want” doesn’t bring optimal results. Many casual
What a mess! The big news in the chess world is the decision to pause the FIDE Candidates Tournament held in Yekaterinburg, Russia after the first half. The winner of the Candidates Tournament will challenge World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the next title match. Starting the event was questionable in the first place. While I
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