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  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Kasparov vs. Karpov

    With Anatoly Karpov having "inherited" the world title, he was eager to win as many tournaments as possible to prove that he was worthy of the title. And this he did. Besides winning such tournaments as Milan 1975, Las Palmas 1977, Bugojno 1978... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 years of age... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Karpov vs. Korchnoi

    After Bobby Fischer won the world championship in 1972, he was a hero -- not just in the U.S., but for chess players everywhere. But being a hero is not for everyone. Always hard-working and ambitious, Fischer had fought more against himself tha... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 4

    This series is all about the classic games that, as a young teen (15 years of age), affected me in a profound manner. In general, they were positional games since, for a kid that grew up on attacking chess and combinations (12 to 14 year... | Read More


    • Cheers

      Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot Wouldn't you like to get away? All those nights when you've got no lights, the check is in the mail And your little angel... | Read More

    • tactical knockouts (not that easy to miss though)

      Hey guys, this is a recent game I played.  I have a really low rating (about 900-1000) but I would like people to take a look and take certain things into consideration, because a lot of people I play don't really make sacrifices, so I would like... | Read More

      • durick
      • | Oct 22, 2014
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    • Philidor's Mate

      This game is not really illustative of anything but a long memory. My opponent blundered early losing a queen for a piece. The reason I am putting this here is that I lost to a Philidor's Mate 30 years ago. It was a tie breaker game for fourth boa... | Read More

      • devitoria
      • | Oct 22, 2014
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    • Raised ratings

      my rating was raised over 100 points overnight (on Oct 21). I think this happened to many players. Does anyone know why? | Read More

      • garyjm
      • | Oct 22, 2014
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    • Bishops vs knights

      This is a recent online game (3 days/move) I played, in which it is very clear how a battle between bishops and knights can be central to a game. In the position below, my opponent just played e3, which allows me to force a trade of knight for b... | Read More

      • Nietsoj
      • | Oct 22, 2014
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Video Lessons


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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 »