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“In order to improve your game, you must study the endgame before everything else, for whereas the endings can be studied and mastered by themselves, the middle game and the opening must be studied in relation to the endgame.”

-Jose Raul Capablanca, World Chess Champion from Cuba, 1921-27.

Capablanca at the chess board.

José Raúl Capablanca

Born: November 19, 1888, Havana, Cuba
Died: March 8, 1942, New York City, New York, USA
Buried: Colon Cemetery, Havana, Cuba

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Solve a chess puzzle, enter the weekly drawing as often as you like!

Winners’ prizes are listed at ChessPuzzles. If you don’t win this week, try again next week! Many puzzles are posted daily!

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For a student to understand and progress in all stages of the chess game–the Opening, the Middle Game and the Endgame–the student must first know how to end the game in checkmate!”

-John Bain, author of the best-selling scholastic chess workbooks Checkmate! Ideas For Students as well as the blog Endgame Checkmate Patterns For Students!


Checkmate! Ideas For Students workbook

SEE> Part 2: Basic Endgame Checkmate Patterns which covers the Four Basic Endgame Checkmate Patterns that will yield collateral benefits to all aspects of a student’s games!


Solve a chess puzzle, enter the weekly drawing as often as you like, and win awesome prizes! Winners’ prizes are listed below. If you don’t win this week, try again next week! New puzzles are posted daily!


Below are the weekly prizes we send out! If you don’t win, try again the following week for your chance to win! Click on the prize to learn more about it.

Checkmate In One Prize
Chess Rules For Students Workbook
An instructional workbook designed for students learning the game of chess. Click here to learn more!
Checkmate In Two Prize
Checkmate! Ideas For Students
An instructional workbook containing tactics in worksheet format used to checkmate--like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance, and Attacking Flight Squares!
Checkmate In Three Prize
Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

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