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Free_Point_Giver
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  • Draws: Positions you should never, ever agree to draw!

    Positions you should NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER draw. picture courtesy of http://www.kikiramsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/no.gif I wish to discuss the types of positions that we should never accept draws in. I'll start with some positi... | Read More

  • Draws: Are you a Draw Artist? An introduction

    This is my first article on Chess.com and I thank you for reading! Now let's begin: Draws. - a mutual agreement to end the game and split the point. - result: 0.5 point given to each side - can be attained by offer, three position repetition... | Read More

  • Clash of Champions: Spassky vs. Petrosian

    For the first time since Alekhine, there was a world champion not named "Botvinnik" who was also not merely renting the title for a year. The Armenian named Tigran Petrosian held the title of world champion, with his unusual, "left-handed" style o... | Read More

  • What's Your Favorite Chess Piece?

    Before we even play our first game of chess, we learn how the pieces move. The fact that the pieces travel the board in different ways is our first clue that the pieces themselves are not interchangeable. After a while, we find out about the &ld... | Read More

  • The Master’s Bulletin, September 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes The chess city that never sleeps “The location of the Olympiad was a special one: Tromsø, a city north of the Arctic C... | Read More


    • 2014 Alabama State Championship

      Last weekend was the Alabama State Championship.  Even though I knew I couldn't play in the last two games (reducing my winning chances), I still decided to play in it for the experience  Before the tournament I had decided my calculation neede... | Read More

      • SJFG
      • | Sep 29, 2014
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    • Dutch League, Brainwave, ACA and Jobava!

      Hi guys!   It has been an exciting last week with a lot of chess activities happened I would like to inform you about.   Dutch League 2014/15 Last Saturday the season 2014/2015 of the Dutch League started again. In the last couple of year... | Read More

      • RobertRis
      • | Sep 29, 2014
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    • 2014 Week 5 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Manhattan Applesauce 1.5-2.5 GM Akshayraj Kore (2543) - GM Robert Hungaski (2551) 0-1 View Game IM Levan Bregadze (2530) - FM Andrew Shvartsman (2432) 1-0 View Game IM Tegshsuren Enkhbat (2450) - FM Rico Salimbagat (22... | Read More

    • The Waste Land

      THE WASTE LAND By T. S. Eliot   CONTENTS I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD II. A GAME OF CHESS III. THE FIRE SERMON IV. DEATH BY WATER V. WHAT THE THUNDER SAID NOTES ON "THE WASTE LAND"   I. THE BURIAL OF THE DEAD April is the cruelle... | Read More

      • thodorisH
      • | Sep 26, 2014
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    • This is Ukraine today – September 25: Poroshenko opposes to peacekeepers serving in Ukraine

      This is Ukraine today – September 25: Poroshenko opposes to peacekeepers serving in Ukraine   Maidan Community Sector, Lviv: Dear friends!War, not the expected peace arrived at the doorstep of Great Britain and France when they gave up Czecho... | Read More

      • Osokor
      • | Sep 26, 2014
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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 »