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The Master's Bulletin Archive

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  • | Jul 3, 2013
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  • 2 months ago

    RayDuqueIII

    Hello all. Good day/evening/night wherever you are.

    Ray

    Ray Duque III (GMBD), USA

  • 2 months ago

    PeterDoggers

    Apologies for the delay; the April 2015 issue is now in our shop.

  • 2 months ago

    Naisortep

    How can I purchase the April 2015 issue? 

  • 4 months ago

    aerodarts

    Using the bulletin to study chess is a difficult. No pointing and clicking and the piece moves on screen. This was how studying chess took place before the computer came along and changed everything about the game.

    Why would anyone want to go back to the good old days of how studying chess took place? The bulletin has the lastest and greatest, but how come it is not interactive? Or is it? I checked out an older month and did not see any way to do it.

  • 4 months ago

    Conflagration_Planet

    Get a job, make some money, then play.

  • 4 months ago

    kamrull

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  • 4 months ago

    CJD26

    Greetings once again.  Any thought on my comment 6 weeks ago?  -CJD26 :

    "The thought I have is taken from all the comments - even the Master's Bulleting itself, calling it "NEW... more affordable."  Create not one Master's Bulletin, but instead divide the price into thirds, and market a Master's bulletin for --- 1.(deep) Opening Analysis, 2.Intricate tactics & Intricate Strategies, 3. (complex)Endgames.  Now for just $20.00 I get 12 issues on just what I am looking for; say Intricate tactics and Intricate Stragies.  A current forty pages or more Master's Bulletin should be able to provide enough material to be broken into thirds."

    To chess.com staff I truly do plan on being a Diamond subscriber in the months to come.  Subscribing to the Master Bulletin later; earlier if my suggestion is used. 

    -CJD26 February 19, 2015.

  • 5 months ago

    kamrull

    it's free?

  • 5 months ago

    abdoyouabdo

    yes

  • 6 months ago

    Venix_Xero

    I will be honest; 

    while I would love to contribute to the Master's Bulletin, I can never bring myself to make a financial comitment. Chess is only a hobby for me, and, as of such, I do not intend to make a (subjectively) large payment such as 70$, even for an anual comitment. 

    That said, I will say that I appreciate the fact that the old archived documents are available for free to the public (specifically the older 2013 editions). I can see from those documents why other, more serious players would be willing to pay for such a document on a regular basis; 

    The articles are well written, simply put, and educational.

    In the future, I may subscribe, but as of yet, I have around 60 more pages of the old (and free) documents to run through first.

    Venix_Xero

  • 6 months ago

    CJD26

    This is truly sad to see on the page for the Master's Bulletin comments which are not positive towoards this publication. In addition, not seeing any of the NM's, IM's or GM's, which are members of chess.com, adding positive comments is another sad state of affairs for this publication.  Although the only IM comment --- "The Bulletin has free issues, but it's a subscription based magazine! Brand new column, AND lower prices though now! Try it out!"  --- telling us the publication may be having challenges in getting subscriptions.  Why would I want to subscribe to a publication which appears to be struggling to survive.  In addition, reading the comments about subscribers difficulties in getting their subscription is also another sad state of affairs.  Obviously why would anyone subscribe to a publication to only be receiving it late or simply "unable to access their issue."

    This comment from five months ago, by Icanfight (see below) --- "I think I have other things to work on instead of deep opening analysis, intricate tactics and complex endgames."  --- points out that this publication is overwhelming for players under 2000; maybe even for players under 2100.

    The thought I have is taken from all the comments - even the Master's Bulleting itself, calling it "NEW... more affordable."  Create not one Master's Bulletin, but instead divide the price into thirds, and market a Master's bulletin for --- 1.(deep) Opening Analysis, 2.Intricate tactics & Intricate Strategies, 3. (complex)Endgames.  Now for just $20.00 I get 12 issues on just what I am looking for; say Intricate tactics and Intricate Stragies.  A current forty pages or more Master's Bulletin should be able to provide enough material to be broken into thirds.

    Another point is the members of chess.com, the IM's and GM's have books published already.  And may even be writing now to publish more books.  If I have only say $60.00 to invest for a chess material, this can be two or three chess books instead of just one Master's Bulletin at $60.00.  With this comment,  I do hope the Master's Bulletin team / authors consultant with these authors for ideas; maybe the idea of three types of Master's Bulletins be discussed amongst yourselves.

    Finally, to whom is the audience being address with the current Master's Bulletin?  Chess players rated at 2200 and above?  If so, then say so.

    Success for the Master's Bulletin be with you.

    -CJD26  January 11, 2015

  • 8 months ago

    kevtt

    ? yas

  • 8 months ago

    jasmin_fon

    Tongue OutiloveKiss

  • 9 months ago

    bolostrong

    Thank you  

  • 10 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    The Bulletin has free issues, but it's a subscription based magazine!

    Brand new column, AND lower prices though now! Try it out!

  • 10 months ago

    amitpande133

    I am able to download 5 issue for free...is that only 5 are allowed to download for free member?

  • 11 months ago

    tucumcari

    Is this an interactive publication; in other words are you able to play through the examples on your tablet?

  • 11 months ago

    Icanfight

    I would rather spend that and join ICC and get access to a bunch more videos, content and play. I drop pieces in 5 min blitz - I think I have other things to work on instead of deep opening analysis, intricate tactics and complex endgames.

  • 12 months ago

    Cornfed

    I've subscribed...but how the heck to I access the July issue?

  • 12 months ago

    Adrian_Kinnersley

    This is pretty impressive. I think you have to be a crazy person (very intense about chess!) to read it, but as long as there are people like that around it seems like a good idea. I guess people get nutty about other sports too so why not.

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