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By Edward Scimia

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    • The Knight's Tour Created: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A look at the famous knight's tour, a sequence of knight moves that cover every square on a chessboard." itemprop="description"> Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A complete guide on how to play chess, including the basic rules of chess.
    • World Chess Champions Created: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A list of the world chess champions throughout chess history.
    • The Relative Value of the Pieces Created: Sunday, September 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Learn how much each piece is worth in chess, from the pawn to the queen and king.
    • When (and Where) to Castle Created: Sunday, October 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A quick guide to choosing when and where to castle during a chess game.
    • Ten Basic Checkmates to Know Created: Saturday, December 13, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      A guide to ten basic checkmates that every chess player should know, presented as a series of mate-in-one problems.
    • Quick Tip: What Does "Trading Pieces" Mean? Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      What does it mean to trade pieces in chess?
    • Top 10 Holiday Chess Gifts Created: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A look at some of the best Christmas and holiday gift ideas for the chess players in your life.
    • Class Prizes and Under Prizes in Chess Tournaments Created: Sunday, November 07, 2010 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A guide to understanding how chess prizes are awarded in most tournaments, including the difference between class prizes and under prizes.
    • Viswanathan Anand: My Career (Volumes 1 + 2) Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A review of the ChessBase DVDs "Viswanathan Anand: My Career," Volumes 1 and 2.
    • Skewer Created: Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      A tactic in which a valuable piece is attacked and forced to move, leaving a less valuable piece vulnerable to capture.
    • Quick Tip: Be Efficient Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      In chess, it's important to make each move do as much as possible for your position.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1940-1949 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      World War II slowed down the chess world in the 1940s, but the great players kept playing. Find out who the best players of the decade were.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1930-1939 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The top chess players of the 1930s included four future, current, and past World Champions, all of whom had moments of glory during the decade.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1920-1929 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      The 1920s saw a changing of the guard in the world of chess. Here are the top five players who played in that decade.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1910-1919 Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014
      Learn about the top five chess players of the 1910s, including several World Champions and other top contenders.
    • 2014 Candidates Tournament Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The 2014 Candidates Tournament was won by Viswanathan Anand, who earned the right to challenge for the World Chess Championship.
    • How to Set Up a Chess Board Created: Friday, September 05, 2008 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      How to correctly place the board and pieces at the start of a chess game.
    • The Most Common Chess Openings Created: Sunday, September 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      A list of the most common chess openings.
    • What Was Toiletgate? Created: Sunday, April 18, 2010 Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014
      An overview of the infamous Toiletgate incident during the 2006 World Chess Championship match between Vladimir Kramnik and Veselin Topalov.
    • Famous Historical Chess Tournaments Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      A list of some of the most important tournaments in chess history.
    • St. Petersburg 1914 Tournament Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      St. Petersburg 1914 was one of the most famous chess tournaments ever held.
    • Top Five Chess Players: 1900-1909 Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      These five players were at the top of chess at the start of the 20th century.
    • Top Five Chess Players: The 1800s Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      The 19th century was filled with number of great players. Here's a look at five of the greatest players of the 1800s!
    • Aron Nimzowitsch Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Aron Nimzowitsch is one of the most important and influential players in modern chess history.
    • Frank Marshall Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Frank Marshall was one of the world's best chess players in the early 20th century.
    • Ten Great Chess Players You May Not Know Created: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
      Learn about ten important chess players you may not have heard of, many of whom played hundreds of years ago.
    • Anna Muzychuk Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      A profile of chess player Anna Muzychuk.
    • Play the Opponent or the Board? Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      In chess, you must choose between playing your opponent and playing the position on the board.
    • Quick Tip: Develop With Purpose Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      Learn what you should be trying to do as you develop pieces in chess.
    • Watching Chess Online Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      There are several ways in which fans of chess can watch major tournaments and matches online.
    • Chess on Ice Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014
      During the Olympics, you may hear curling referred to as chess on ice. Find out why it has this name and what it shares with the ancient board game.

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