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  • 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

  • Fill Out Your Bracket To Win Prizes

    The sports network ESPN estimates that 70 million college basketball brackets will be filled out this week in the United States alone. You can get in on the fun by joining the official Chess.com college basketball bracket contest. Play along wit... | Read More

  • Mastering The Queen Sacrifice

    "A queen sacrifice, even when fairly obvious, always rejoices the heart of the chess-lover." -- Savielly Tartakower (1887-1956). Even the most technical, positional-minded player cannot dispute the accuracy of Tartakower's remark. No matter... | Read More


    • Ça plane pour moi or Rapid chess tournaments in Płock and Bydgoszcz

      My friend Piotr doesn’t miss any opportunity to play in rapid chess tournaments in Toruń and nearby towns recently. When early February he offered me a shared trip to Płock to play in the local Grand Prix series, I agreed instantly, since it... | Read More

      • AdamPitula
      • | Mar 29, 2015
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    • what's the point of disconecting in live chess?

      isn't it annoying and not considerate at all when your opponent disconnects in Live Chess? And what's the point of it? well, youre eventually going to lose on time and you'll have violated the Fair Play Policy. I mean, isn't it better to just res... | Read More

    • GOOD OPENINGS AND BAD PENINGS FOR BOTH SIDES

      Chess Statistics: Top 10 Best Openings for White and Black     There are many games of chess being played each minute and even each second. There are players who play online blitz chess for fun and there are those who play standard 2 hour time... | Read More

      • MEV_d_LM
      • | Mar 28, 2015
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    • Chess Career Highlight

      This may be the highlight of my chess career!!   Tonight I completed a rapid tournament at my club.  The Easter Rapid Championship.   It has been running for the last four weeks, played each Friday night. When the tournament started, I didn't... | Read More

      • BorgQueen
      • | Mar 27, 2015
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    • 2015 Arkansas Open

      This past weekend I played in the Arkansas Open in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  The location for the tournament was atop Mt. Sequoyah, basically a large hill located on the east side of town.  The venue for the tournament was changed a few weeks bef... | Read More

      • pawpatrol
      • | Mar 25, 2015
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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 »