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Chess for N00bs 101

Rules of the game: how pawns/pieces move & capture; what is attack, castle, 'en passant', pawn promotion; check; checkmate; notation – I.e. The “abc’s” of chess. Basic strategy: checkmate -or the goal of the game development of pieces (more squares means stronger pieces) stalemate capturing the opponent’s pieces piece value (absolute, and relative) Check Mate Concepts (The common‘how to's”) a) mate with queen & king against king b) mate with 2 rooks, or 1 rook 1 queen (Ladder mate) c) mate with 1 rook and king against king d) mate traps in the beginning of the game (scholar’s, fool’s, Legal’s) e) mate traps in the middle game (Batteries, plus Smother, anastasia, Arabian, etc.) · Basic End-Of-Game principles a) King becomes strong at end-of the game b) Pawn & King against King (opposition, flanking) c) Simple end-game positions for practice

James Brown

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Dimitri Syros

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