The ultimate objective of a chess game is checkmate. But there are a lot of steps along the way. A chess strategy can be thought of as one of the steps along the way that lead to checkmate. They act as sign posts along the route, a map to the final destination. Here you can get the chess strategies you need to start winning more chess games!

Fischer – Spassky Game 1 – 1972 World Championship Match

Fischer v. Spassky – Game 1 of 1972 Championship Match Bobby Fischer vs. Boris Spassky championship match. July 11, 1972 – August 31, 1972. Round 1 In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Fischer-Spassky match, perhaps — for the spectacle if not for the chess — the greatest chess match ever held, I would …Continue reading: Fischer – Spassky Game 1 – 1972 World Championship Match

Winning Pawn Endings – Rule 1 for a Pawn on the fifth rank

In this article I’ll explain the first rule for winning the ending when you have a King and Pawn against your opponent’s lone King. I have previously given some general rules about how to win with a King and Pawn against a King. In this article, I want to get into more detail and show …Continue reading: Winning Pawn Endings – Rule 1 for a Pawn on the fifth rank

Passed Pawns – To Push or Not to Push: That Is the Question

We have probably all heard the advice about passed Pawns: “Passed Pawns must be pushed.” But this is not always the case! Many times, inexperienced players will heedlessly push their passed Pawn, completely oblivious to the opponent’s defensive resources. They may have read Irving Chernev’s classic book for beginning chess players, “Logical Chess: Move by …Continue reading: Passed Pawns – To Push or Not to Push: That Is the Question

How to win with a King and Pawn against a King

Is a single Pawn so very important? Even a single Pawn can be the difference between winning and losing. This simple fact is vital for beginning chess players to understand. The material at your disposal is important — and that means every Pawn is important. Just winning a Pawn can be the edge that allows …Continue reading: How to win with a King and Pawn against a King

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