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Free_Point_Giver
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  • The Master’s Bulletin, October 2014

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Fabiabulous Editor Peter Doggers borrowed Dejan Bojkov's term to describe Fabiano Caruana's recent successes. Doggers writes: ... | Read More

  • My Favorite Classic Games, Part 5

    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 years of age... | Read More

  • Don't Get Brainwashed!

    I bet you've all heard an old joke where a man returns from a business trip one day earlier than planned and catches his wife with another man. She denies that anything is going on between her and that man trusts her, even though the obvious evide... | Read More

  • Pandolfini's Puzzler #62: The Straight and Narrow

    Professor: Good afternoon, chess players! I hope you’re ready for some chess. It was almost possible to discern a modicum of interest. Hale: Where are we headed today, Professor? Professor: I thought we’d look at some composed mates. Rache... | Read More

  • 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


    • Playoffs? Did you say, Playoffs?

      This week the Blitz continue their arduous journey back to the top as they face long time foe, The Baltimore Kingfishers.  True, we will run out of matches long before we ever catch the third place team, (big) BUT, we could catch Philadelphia for... | Read More

    • County Chess

      Okay, I got roped into playing chess for Bedfordshire County today (Sunday 19th October). Having been advised I'd be playing people close to my own rating, I wasn't in the least bit surprised to find myself against a 170 (24 ECF points higher) and... | Read More

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    • Do amateur chess players deserve the Millionaire Chess event?

      I believe Mr. Ashley asked a similar question months before the event. After a week in Vegas I have tried to gather my thoughts. There are many questions that lay ahead and I do not pretend to know all the answers. I do know though, this is a cr... | Read More

    • 2014 Week 8 Review: Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks

      Baltimore Kingfishers vs. Miami Sharks 1-3 GM Niclas Huschenbeth (2603) - GM Julio Becerra (2626) 0.5-0.5 View Game GM Larry Kaufman (2391) - GM Renier Gonzalez (2510) 0.5-0.5 View Game NM Jared Defibaugh (2325) - NM Federico Gonzalez (2315) 0-... | Read More

    • London Chess Classic: The Super Six

      6TH LONDON CHESS CLASSIC (6-14 DECEMBER 2014): THE SUPER SIX The ‘Super Six’ players who will compete in both the ten-round Super Rapidplay Open (6-7 December) and the five-round ‘Super Six’ classical chess tournament (10-14 December; rou... | 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 »