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pointsandlines
Location: United States
Joined: 7/5/16
Last Online: 7/18/16
Points: 0 points
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Floating-Pawns
Location: France
Joined: 5/3/16
Last Online: 6/27/16
Points: 0 points
PointsTrader
PointsTrader
Location: California, United States
Joined: 4/6/16
Last Online: 7/25/16
Points: 7 points
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pants_points
Location: Canada
Joined: 1/24/16
Last Online: 1/30/16
Points: 0 points
pointstotallymatter
pointstotallymatter
Location: Fay, United States
Joined: 12/2/15
Last Online: 12/2/15
Points: 0 points

  • A Shark In A Rating Tank

    The Chess.com member jyuvaraj asks: "I’m a beginner. I wish to improve my game. I’m currently reading the step-by-step method by Rob Brunia and Cor van Wijgerden. Will that help? What else should I do to improve? I’m also ... | Read More

  • What Is The Initiative?

    The Chess.com member Mornarben wrote: “My question is about the initiative. I seem to be able to play well in the beginning, getting positions with good central control, but [I] never see a good way to launch an attack to seize the initiativ... | Read More

  • 2016 ChessKid Online National Invitational Championships (CONIC): A Preview

    In 2012, the ChessKid Online National Invitational Championship (CONIC) was created to provide young, talented chess players an opportunity to play a round-robin championship at a long time control. The event gradually evolved from only two sectio... | Read More

  • The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

    The Chess.com member Olaspecial wrote: “I am keen to become Nigeria’s next titled player (I hope this makes you smile) and I believe you can help me get there. I am diligent and I have been working hard at developing my opening repe... | Read More

  • It's Vachier-Lagrave vs Caruana May 10: GM Blitz Battle #3

    Who will be the third player to reach the semifinal, Fabiano Caruana or Maxime Vachier-Lagrave? We'll know at the end of Chess.com's third GM Blitz Battle Championship, scheduled for Tuesday, 10 May at 10 a.m. Pacific (GMT-7), ... | Read More


    • best win

      ich bekomme 0 Punkte für einen Sieg !!! , aber diesen Mist,bester Sieg mit xxxx Ratingpoints die auf Zeit gewonnen wurde, lieber hätte ich die Gewinnpunkte und nicht diesen "nicht-gewonnenen" Eintrag!!! Chesscom reagiert nicht auf Streichung des... | Read More

      • Orion136
      • | Jul 25, 2016
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    • Where a journey of an unknown number of points begins with a single tournament

      While it's fresh in my mind I'm going to record my thoughts on the Seafair Open 2016, my first tournament, which ended today, to give me something to look back on.  Though my Dad taught me to play when I was a kid I don't think I had any idea th... | Read More

    • Taking on the Big Guns in the World Open

      The summer of 2015 was a fantastic first World Open performance for me in the U1800 section, where I scored six of nine points and walked away with an all time high rating of 1753. Since that peak last summer, I've found myself in a retooling... | Read More

      • Chessmo
      • | Jul 24, 2016
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      • | 1 comment
    • A quick guide for buying the right chess set

      There are so many options of buying chess sets in market today. So it becomes really hard deciding which one to go with. However a good rule is to buy the best quality set that you can afford because a good chess set lasts ages and will bring memo... | Read More

    • Portugal Chess Summer - good beach and nice chess!

      If you want something different for your vacation, try Portugal Chess Festival this summer! A number of consecutive tournaments around the country with the emphasis on both chess and familly holidays - heartily recommended! Portugal Chess Festiva... | Read More


Video Lessons



  • Chess Title

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    A chess title is a title created by a chess governing body and bestowed upon players based on their performance and rank. Such titles are usually granted for life. The most prestigious titles are those granted by the international chess gove... Read More »

  • 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 »