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  • Louis Paulsen II

         I'd written about Paulsen several times in different places. HERE is my article at Chess.com of which I'll consider this an extension.      Why write more on Louis Paulsen?  I am fascinated with the 19th century and chess during th... | Read More

  • Today's Guest

         Below is an article published in several periodicals in late 1900. It appeared just shortly after the death of Wilhelm Steinitz and offers some astute appraisals of the chess players who contributed to the development of chess in the 2nd ... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Lost In Losing

    Topic for next month: Speed Chess (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions different from the above theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments.)   Question 1: (Submitted by War... | Read More

  • What If Death Match 31 Were Competitive Eating?

    What if Chess.com added a food consumption element to its Death Matches? On which meal would GMs Sam Shankland and Georg Meier prefer to gorge? For this and other pressing and non-pressing questions, we caught up with the players. You can read b... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, March 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Tournaments, tournaments... “The month of February used to have one big event: Linares. This year there were no less than fiv... | Read More


    • Parma Open (4-11-2015)

      This past Saturday I participated in a 4-Round G/45 Swiss ran by the local Parma Chess Club. I played in the U2000 section (with 19 total in the section.) Here are my games, please comment on them if you have any questions or thoughts about them: ... | Read More

      • Zigwurst
      • | Apr 17, 2015
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    • Increasing Your Rating

      I thought I would share with you my thoughts on increasing your rating on Chess.com. As being new to this site, it is slightly easier to increase your rating. However, even if you have been playing for awhile this method works just as well. All y... | Read More

      • Avexron
      • | Apr 16, 2015
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    • Long Form Analysis

      This is my plan for long form analysis.   I've developed it from FM CharlyAZ's Hardcore Guide to Analyzing Your Chess Games. Mostly I've paraphrased for clarity and identify for myself a solid timeframe.  Maybe sometime I'll turn it into an a... | Read More

      • AnnaEA
      • | Apr 16, 2015
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    • He just quit!

      This is a game I played at the Boca Raton Chess Club (Florida, USA) on 4/10/15.  My opponent was much more highly rated than I was. This guy got so frustrated that he resigned and left in like one minute (just long enough to pick up his pieces... | Read More

      • chessmunz2
      • | Apr 15, 2015
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    • OTB against Ella with Larry aiding. 4-14

      Ella is a beginner, but Larry is probably 100 to 150 points below me.  Larry aided Ella on every single move she made and also commented on every single move I made, tell her exactly my threats, ideas, and possible plans.  85% of the time Larry ... | Read More

      • Romans920
      • | Apr 14, 2015
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      • | 2 comments

Video Lessons



  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Marcosa Defence

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    This is an unusual defence for white. White's goal is to make a strong pawn structure on the kingside. There are some weak points that occur in this defence.   If white does not play e5 it has many possibilities as an attack.   Read More »

  • Baden Baden 1870

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    First international tournament in Germany (from July 18, 1870 to August 4, 1870) and the first to be interrupted by war (Franco-Prussian war).  First place was 3,000 francs. This tournament was the first to introduce chess clocks (20 moves per ho... Read More »

  • Gosselin, Gilbert

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    Gus Gosselin was born on November 25, 1926 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  He was one of the greatest contributers to the promotion of chess in Massachusetts and the New England area.  He was the scholastic coordinator for the Massachuse... Read More »