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The Réti Opening

The Réti Opening is a hypermodern chess opening where white does not build the ideal pawn center and instead tries to control that critical area of the board with piece pressure.

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The Back Rank mate

A checkmate with a Rook or Queen.

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ITALIAN AND SISILIAN OPENING

Great openings in the beginning game.

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The Ruy Lopez Opening

The Ruy Lopez is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy López de Segura. It is one of the most popular openings.

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Back Rank Mate

A back-rank checkmate (also known as the corridor mate) is a checkmate delivered by a rook or queen along a back rank.

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The Knight

This document covers the basic moves of the Knight and Knight strategies.

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The Bishop

This document covers the basic moves of the Bishop and Bishop strategies.

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The Pawn

This document covers the basic moves of the Pawn and Pawn strategies.

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The Rook

This document covers the basic moves of the Rook and Rook strategies.

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The King

This document covers the basic moves of the King and King strategies.

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The Queen

This document covers the basic moves of the Queen and Queen strategies.

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Petrov's Defence, Marshall Trap

This document covers the Marshall trap

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English Opening

The English opening starts with c4, white starts with a challenge for the white squares in the center of the board.

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Smothered Mate

A smothered mate is a checkmate delivered by a knight in which the mated king is unable to move because he is surrounded (or smothered) by his own pieces.

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Swallow's tail mate also known as the Guéridon mate

Here is another checkmate in which the King’s own forces block its escape.

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Boden Mate

The Boden mate is named for Samuel Boden, who played a famous early example of it in Schulder–Boden, London 1853 where the king is mated by the two criss-crossing bishops, and blocked by two friendly pieces.

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