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  • Levitsky

         Meisterdrittel.      It's a curious fact that the informal title of "Master" ("Mаэстро"), the equivalent of today's International Grandmaster that was used in Russia during the late 19th-early twenieth century, was based upon ... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 1

    When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games. Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional atrocity. Of course, thes... | Read More

  • The Longest Plan In Chess

    Chess is well known as a game of strategy. This is why it is prominently pictured in all kinds of television commercials that have to showcase long-term planning (e.g. insurance, banking, etc.). It is a popular myth among people who don't play c... | Read More

  • Garry Kasparov's Best Attacks, Part 2

    Last week, we deconstructed the elements of a successful attack through the lens of Garry Kasparov's magisterial attacking displays. Simply put, his tactical vision, calculation, and imagination were second to none. Garry would pounce on the sli... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More


    • One of the WORSE Tournament Games I've Ever Played

      This game took place in the last round of the Naperville Scholastic Tournament. I was really annoyed with myself because I got crushed by the board 3 of my school (Who's very underrated). I knew no matter what happen my rating was gonna go down so... | Read More

      • OPRFCT
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    • Looking beyond the basic pawn structures : Advanced D5 chain

      One of the revelations I had at the Boston Chess Congress was that I could get to the middle game in most of my openings going on previous training and some rust removal.  In a couple of games where I played against the King Indian’s defense an... | Read More

    • Artificial Intelligence at CPW

      I can't quite put my finger on the reasons but I found this excerpt quite inspiring and uplifting... Drosophila of AI Donald Michie Quote from I remember Donald Michie by Maarten van Emden [7] : In the 1970s DM was fond of proclaiming “Ch... | Read More

    • DAILY REVIEW OF WIJK AAN ZEE 2015. Round 12 - Giri Variation

      12th round of Tata Steel Masters was frankly boring - only two games of seven ended effectively! It remains only hope that the super GMs cherish forces for a decisive round. However, today there was quite a significant event in the parallel tour... | Read More

    • HOW TO PLAY STANDARD CHESS

      Personally, I feel like Standard chess is the most difficult mode of chess because your opponent can actually think about the moves that they make, and you can't really use time as a last minute resort. Soooo here's the tips 1) DO NOT RUSH MOVES!... | Read More


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  • Mating Patterns Part 2

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    Have you read Chessking47's (CK47's) article named Mating Patterns? If not, please head over there and solve the puzzles. I would've have never knew this if it weren't for IM Silman! First, I left off with Legall's Mate, so I will do Morphy's Mat... Read More »

  • Sicilian: What Happens After The Immediate 5... e5?!

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    The Sicilian Defense: What Happens after the immediate 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5?! This is a quite dubious move, trying to steal tempo from white. However, white can "takeback" the tempo by 6. Bb5+! Bd7 7. Bxd7+ Qxd7 whe... Read More »

  • Trappings

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    Trapping is a common tactic. In fact it is used once each game you play! The whole point of trapping is to trap your opponent's piece, including their king. Here is an example of a bishop trapping: Kings can also be trapped! Here is an example: ... Read More »

  • Addison, William Grady

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    William Grady Addison, born Nov 28, 1933, is considered the best Go player among chess masters.   He was born in Baton Rouge, came to San Francisco in the 1950s, and was the area’s strongest player for 20 years.  He became an International Ma... Read More »

  • Values

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    Each of the pieces in chess has a different value indicating its usefulness relative to other pieces. Under most systems, including that used in the "Details" section of Chess.com games, a pawn is worth one point, a knight is worth three points, a... Read More »