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Chess Teacher Lessons

Chess Teacher Lessons is about free chess instructions and exercises for teachers and players. The site contains more than 100 chess lessons and can be found at it's own domain since January 2010.

The original site was running on WordPress, but at the moment you are looking at the Google Sites version.

This will be our new home.



Magnus Smith Trap

This lesson shows both the Magnus Smith Trap as well as that you don’t have to resign because according to theory you are in trouble. Your opponent has to prove that he is able to win the game.....

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More than 100 chess lessons

At the moment there are more than 100 chess lessons on almost all stages of the game and for all levels of play on Chess Teaching. You can get a quick overview by looking at the chess lessons index page.

If you are new to chess and not familiar with the rules of the game the chess tutorial about the starting position may be a good start.


The third rank defense

The third rank defense is the most important defense in the king and rook versus king, rook and pawn endgame. A lot of people refer to it as the Philidor position, but this name is also used for some other endgame positions.

There is already a lot of information about this position available on the internet, for example in the Philidor position on Wikipedia and I will limit this post to some additional information which probably helps to really understand this position.

First of all it is important to understand that the weaker side strives to capture the pawn or to exchange the rooks while being in a position that the pawn can be stopped..............

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