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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


    • USCL Week 9 preview/predictions

      The ninth week of the USCL is upon us, and this year it takes on a whole new level of importance. The West has a small but significant edge in the interdivisional standings, up a full match point and five game points on the East. Nonetheless, the... | Read More

    • Oswestry V Priorslee Lions

      A bit of a long trek this tie to the newly promoted Oswestry team who were already proving to be no pushovers and with Richard Bryant opting to play for them over Telepost makes them quite a strong outfit and a match for the already established te... | Read More

    • This is Ukraine today – October 19: Malaysian aircraft Boeing-777 flight MH17 over eastern Ukr

      This is Ukraine today – October 19: Malaysian aircraft Boeing-777 flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was brought down by pro-Russian separatists Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Gre... | Read More

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    • Baltimore Kingfishers' 2014 Week 9 Preview

      Boston Blitz vs. Baltimore Kingfishers IM Steven Zierk (2543) - GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) FM Denys Shmelov (2473) - IM Levan Bregadze (2530) NM Chris Williams (2310) - FM Alex Barnett (2330) NM Ilya Krasik (2264) - NM Andrew Zheng (2208)   W... | Read More

    • The End Of One Road, Beginning of Another Part 1

      Hey Chess.com!  It's been quite a while! I've wanted to write another blog for the last few months but one thing after another and I've never gotten to doing it. But here it is finally!   In my last blog, I talked about playing in the 201... | 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 »