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  • Mastering Squares, Part 2

    In part one, I discussed a game that I feel is extremely instructive. There were opening nuances, tactics, and the usual highs and lows. But the main thing that fueled the game’s soul was the existence of two potentially weak squares on e5 a... | Read More

  • The Smith-Morra Gambit: A History

    For this week's edition of my column on the histories of openings, I have chosen the Smith-Morra Gambit -- a selection that might excite many readers. Most grandmasters have a low opinion of the Smith-Morra, while at the same time it is a favo... | Read More

  • Mastering Squares, Part 1

    When I have lessons with students, we usually go over their games. Invariably, the student comes to me thinking that the errors in the game are based on blunders, missed tactics, a bad opening, or some form of positional atrocity. Of course, thes... | Read More

  • The Master's Bulletin, January 2015

    SUBSCRIBE HERE --> (You can find the Master's Bulletin archive here) Peter’s Chess Vibes Another Year “Another year has gone by, and this Bulletin starts the second year of our magazine in this form. While the Tata... | Read More

  • The Chigorin Queen's Gambit: A History, Part 2

    Last week, we examined the origins of the Chigorin Defense at the end of the 19th century.  In the following years, Chigorin used his defense many times and demonstrated its basic themes. Let's look at some of them. Black's play on t... | Read More


    • The Threat is Stronger Than the Execution

      "The threat is stronger than the execution"-Aron Nimzowitsch I just played a 3 game tournament, one time Nimzo's sage words helped me gain a victory and in my only loss it was due to not heading his advice. Below is both of those games (in puzzle... | Read More

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    • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 01.27.2015 - day 48

      World Champion Garry Kasparov beat the Computer named, Super Constellation in 1985 in the Spiegel computer simul in Hamburg: White to move and checkmates in 1: The best Ukrainen player Vassily Ivanchuk won against World Champion Viswanathan An... | Read More

    • The big failure of most opening books

      Since I was young I had the dream of writing a book. I did not have a clue what this book should be about, but for some kind of weird reason I thought life would be completely different if I ever would succeed in my endeavour. In my twenties I ... | Read More

    • 4 years to become a chessmaster

      We all know that improving at chess requires time and dedication. But even when we do invest time and dedication in our chess development, success is not guaranteed. I know that as I've plateaued at 2000 (with a peak at 2100) for the past 15 years... | Read More

      • Boldchess
      • | Jan 27, 2015
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    • Puzzle no.9

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  • Minor Pieces Checkmates

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    MINOR Pieces Are Rarely used for mate  It sometimes only used for support mate Im gonna serve you with some puzzle in a position where king is in the Corner/Edge of the board and , we got a few minor pieces(Bishop, Knight, and maybe a Pawn) I thi... Read More »

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  • Common Defence

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  • Mating Patterns

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    Hi! This is Chessking47 (or CK47) writing about Mating Patterns. First, Anastasia's Mate.              I hope you enjoyed that cute mate. Now, the mate can be applied more strikingly. Combine decoy and clearance sacrifice. ... Read More »

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