Archive for the ‘Chess Homework’ Category

Puzzle Worthy Position 35

August 28, 2016

What is white’s best move?

Puzzle Worthy Position 34

August 26, 2016

What is white’s best move?

Puzzle Worthy Position 33

August 24, 2016

Black to move and mate in 5.

Puzzle Worthy Position 32

August 23, 2016

White to move and mate in 3

Puzzle Worthy Position 28

June 17, 2016

If you look at checks, captures and threats, this should be a piece of cake.

Black to move.

Puzzle Worthy Position 26

June 15, 2016

The solution to this puzzle is a simple but useful concept. 

White to move and win.

Puzzle Worthy Position 25

May 31, 2016

Target practice!

Black to move and mate in four .

Sam Loyd Puzzles are Infuriatingly Fantastic!

January 7, 2016

It took me exactly 16:22 to solve this seemingly simple chess problem!

 

White to move and mate in three by Sam Loyd, 1868. 

  

It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 157

January 5, 2016

Examine all biffs yet again works. 1…Bf2+! wins a pawn after 2 Qf2 Qc4; so instead 2 Kf2, when 2…Qc5+ 3 Kf1 Ng4! and the threat of 4…Nh2 mate means that White can’t move his Bc4, so that Ne3+ next move captures it. Or 2….Ng4+ is probably stronger, with 3 Kg1 being met by 3…Qc5+ mating….

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A crafty stalemate

December 28, 2015

From page 57 of Hendricks Move First, Think Later, Chapter 6 Pattern-like Knowledge. The following position is a good example of how we look for patterns in chess and fail to see solutions that do not fit into those. See if you can find the draw for white here, I know I certainly couldn’t….

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