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ThePointsPunisher
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Points: 270 points

  • Pandolfini's Mailbag: Teaching Stuff

    Topic for next month: Losing (Please start submitting questions concerning the above topic for the next column. Questions outside of that theme should be submitted to other Chess.com departments. If I get the opportunity to answer a different ki... | Read More

  • Playing Against The Najdorf: The Adams Attack

    In recent years, a strange little move has become surprisingly popular in combating the famous Najdorf Defense of the Sicilian: 6.h3. Personally, I have used this move since 2000, when I finally had to admit that it was more correct than the 6.R... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, February 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes All Over Europe “I write the introduction to this Bulletin from Zurich, where the annual super tournament is under way. Befor... | Read More

  • Chess-Playing Machines

         Dr. Richard Eales' great book "Chess: the History of a Game" in part traces the popularity of mostly modern chess through time.  I was chagrined, however, by its minor mention of the Turk in this regard.  Obviously I consider the explo... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 4

    In our first two installments of “Mastering Squares,” we looked at some extremely instructive positions from one of my students. In the third installment, I stepped back and looked at square basics. Now that everyone is “on poi... | Read More


    • How to fight an ideological war

      How to fight an ideological war by Fareed Zakaria By Fareed ZakariaThursday, February 26, 2015 AMMAN, Jordan — Washington is getting enthusiastic about an ideological war these days: not between Democrats and Republicans — that’s old ne... | Read More

    • History of CM

      Magnus Carlsen Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen (Norwegian: [sʋɛn ˈmɑŋnʉs øːn ˈkɑːɭsn̩] ; born 30 November 1990) is a Norwegian chess grandmaster, No. 1 ranked player in the world and reigning World Chess Champion in classical, rapid and... | Read More

    • History of VA

      VISWANATHAN ANAND (born Dec-11-1969, 45 years old) India [ what is this? ] Vishwanathan Anand ("Vishy" to his fans) was the 15th undisputed World Champion, reigning from 2007 until 2013. He was also FIDE World Champion from 2000-2002. H... | Read More

    • David REMENYIK WX Jnr. Champ.!!

      David REMENYIK, Jnr. member of GOREY CHESS CLUB, won Wexford Chess Jnr. Championship 2015 with 100% score... An honour for our club to have such talented Jnrs. indeed! He is also playing for the club in TEAM Champ. scoring meaningful points ag... | Read More

    • Puzzle #17-4 Points; Meh

      Difficulty: Medium | Read More


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 »