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    • Guernsey Championship 9/2/2016

      Here is my game from last night, some interesting points appeared to which I will try to explain certain moves and such.  I was against Kerry Bateman.  The ratings are club ratings. Hope you liked the game. Matt | Read More

    • Tim Just Winter Open: Round 1 (1/16/16)

      Here, I analyze my first round game played at the Tim Just Winter Open, one of the most presitigious annual chess tournaments in my area. Lots of high caliber, quality players were there, and there was a large sum of prize money (none of which I w... | Read More

    • Washington Championship, part 1

      In past years the Washington State Championship has consisted of three 10-player round robins.  The winner of the top section becomes Champion:  the winners of the lower sections are seeded into upper sections next year.  There are also a few o... | Read More

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    • Accidentally qualifying for the British

      The ECF Grading Database reliably informs me that the last individual weekend tournament I attended was an U150/U1750 in July 2013. I was lucky enough to win that section with more than my fair share of luck. Having suffered a disastrous grade de... | Read More

    • Cheaters, Laggers And 42nd Medal...

      What a crazy chess day! Played some cheaters in the first tourney (they shew perfectly right play in very complicated and sharp openings, made their moves lightning fast), played with some laggers (was losing on time even making two and more premo... | 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 »