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In the game of roulette, there are 18 red slots, 18 black slots, and two green slots that the ball can stop on—the odds of landing on either red or black is 47.4%, but it is ess...

Jul 17, 2019

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The basic idea behind spotting poker tells is that many poker players unknowingly betray their holdings through observable actions. Knowing what to look out for, therefore, can ...

Jul 16, 2019

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The ideal spot to be in poker is to have great pot odds (you only need to commit a small amount in order to win a big pot) along with great winning odds (you have a very high pr...

Jul 16, 2019

Black and white playing cards with poker chips

As you’re developing your repertoire of chess tactics, you’ll want to pay attention to the skewer. While less common in actual play than some related tactics, a well-executed sk...

Jun 24, 2019

Gold and silver chess pieces on board

One of the most basic rules of chess is that you can only move a single piece at a time. This applies in every situation, except one: castling. This exceptional move is an impor...

Jun 21, 2019

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A favorite tactic of many grandmasters, the poisoned pawn is one of the trickiest moves in chess, with potential peril on both sides of the bargain. While not recommended for be...

Jun 20, 2019

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The double attack is one of the most fundamental chess tactics. Learning how to create multiple threats on the board can not only deprive your opponent of valuable material, it ...

Jun 13, 2019

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One of the most misunderstood rules in chess, en passant (French for “in passing”) comes up rarely, less than once per game. Though easy to overlook, it’s an important rule to b...

Jun 12, 2019

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For twenty years, Garry Kasparov was the highest-rated chess player in the world. He’s also a committed teacher, training many of the current generation’s best players, includin...

Jun 12, 2019

Garry Kasparov playing chess