Archive for the ‘Chess Homework’ Category

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July 14, 2018

White just played Qe3. What should GM Ruifeng Li have played instead? How does FM Annie Wang punish his mistake?

White just played Qe3. Why is this move a mistake?

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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 30

July 12, 2018

Black looks close to victory but white has one saving combination. White to move and mate in 7 (Giambattista Lolli – N.N., Italy 1763.)

White to move and mate in 7 (Giambattista Lolli – N.N., Italy 1763.)

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened… 6

July 9, 2018

How can black win some material?

How can black win some material?

So I was just playing a game of #Chess and then this happened… 5

July 7, 2018

Black to move and mate in 3.

Black to move and mate in 3.

 

 

The complete game is a rather nifty Traxler Counter Attack(Wilkes-Barre) that ended up checkmating white’s Fried Liver dreams in just 13 moves!

 

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#Chess Endgame Worthy of Study

July 6, 2018

Black to move and win (Wesley So – Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, 31st Leon Masters 7/6/2018)

Black to move and win (Wesley So – Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, 31st Leon Masters 7/6/2018)

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened… 4

July 5, 2018

Black to move and win material.

Black to move and win material.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 29

June 29, 2018

White to move and win.

White to move and win.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 28

June 28, 2018

Today we look at a beautifully crafted endgame study that is always a favorite at chess camp.

How should white proceed? (Puzzle by E. Cook, 1927.)

How should white proceed? (Puzzle by E. Cook, 1927.)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 27

June 25, 2018

E. Pogosiants (1935 – 1991) was a very prolific puzzle composer who created some surreal but very compelling compositions. His masterpiece below has one of my all time favorite solutions.

White to move and mate in 7.

White to move and mate in 7 (Puzzle by E. Pogosiants (1935-1991)).

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened… 3

June 25, 2018

“The pin is mightier than the sword.” – Fred Reinfeld

White to move and make black feel sad.

White to move and make black feel sad.


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