A couple of months ago Dana Mackenzie published an instructive article about the technique required to succeed in a classic king-and-queen-vs-king-and-rook endgame. He decided to call that maneuver the Seesaw. Let me show you why he did so and then how I came to discover the Stairway maneuver. [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="300"]…more

Recently I started reading Mark Dvoretsky's last book ‘Maneuvering. The Art of Piece Play’ (Russell Enterprises, Inc.) and got interested by a queen move example presented as an introduction to the certain exquisite material to follow. I think the club player could well benefit from it so here it is. In Dvoretsky's…more

Learning the name of diagonals is a crucial theme to improve not only your knowledge of the chessboard's geometry but also ---and more important--- to be better at calculating variations. When a chess friend tells you that he was in control of the f-file you don't have much problems visualizing a…more

Knight's way of dancing makes it quite a special ally for the attacker player. Not just is it a fantastic tactical weapon but also a dominating force in the endgame in many cases. The club chess player should grasp the essential knight maneuvers which will assure him a better general…more

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