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Free_Point_Giver
Free_Point_Giver
Location: International
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9Points
Location: San Jose, United States
Joined: 3/31/14
Last Online: 12/15/14
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EasyPointsHoney
Location: Gibraltar
Joined: 1/18/14
Last Online: 1/19/14
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My-precious-points
My-precious-points
Location: Misty Mountains, New Zealand
Joined: 9/30/13
Last Online: 12/20/14
Points: 237 points
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EZPOINTZ
Location: New York Ciry, United States
Joined: 3/5/13
Last Online: 3/5/13
Points: 0 points

  • The Master’s Bulletin, December 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Carlsen-Anand “This Bulletin focuses on the World Championship — especially the featured article and the opening articl... | Read More

  • Review: The Sicilian Najdorf 6 Bg5

    If you were to ask a hundred grandmasters to name the most difficult chess variation about which to write an opening book, my guess is that the 6 Bg5 Najdorf would be the frontrunner. It is perhaps the most analysed line in chess history, the pi&e... | Read More

  • The Double Attack

    The double attack is a devastating tactical weapon. A double attack can come out of nowhere, instantly winning the game in a complex position. Combinations and tactical shots are usually made possible by a certain aspect of the position -- a vul... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 13

    These games might or might not be masterpieces; the criterion for this series is that they taught me an extremely important lesson(s) that made me well rounded and much stronger. I’m hoping that these games will teach you the same lessons, t... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 12

    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


    • Avenues of Attack: Cut Them Open or Cut Them Off?

      The secret of war lies in the communications. –Napoleon Bonaparte In a combat situation when lives are on the line, the lines of communications may mean life or death. Open and secure lines of communication are vital for any (military, chess... | Read More

    • Simul Stories from Singapore

      In simultaneous exhibitions, it is usually not common for strong masters to sit across the board to face the simul master. After all, the simul master will have his hands full fending off the many boards, let alone deal with someone he would alrea... | Read More

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    • HOW CHESS IMITATES LIFE (PERSONALITY)??

      I am new to chess.com for few days.My friends suggested this game as one of interesting indoor game.yeah thats really true!! I  am quite a programmer as an engineer and now really feels how difficult this game  for practical implimentation ... ... | Read More

    • chess trick

      Learn chess strategy this helps you to avoid making the same mistakes in every game you play. The chess tips on my website help you to improve your strategy and finally start winning. To get better you need mental discipline, patience and knowledg... | Read More

      • keralaking
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    • Shropshire Quickplay Match night 4

       2014-20152010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014 Rapidplay Div 1Division 1Division 2Division 3Rapidplay Div 2 TEAMS PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST FOR AGAINST POINTS Newport A 9 8 0 1 25.5 10.5 16 Priorslee A 9 3 1 5... | 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 »