Posts Tagged ‘chess homework’

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 29

June 17, 2019

Not too difficult but a very realistic test for game winning combinations. Black to move and mate in 5.

Black to move and mate in 5.

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So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 28

June 8, 2019

Black to move and mate in 5.

Black to move and mate in 5.

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 27

May 5, 2019

Probably my favorite finishing mate of the year! My opponent has just captured my rook on f1 with his bishop. White to move and mate in 2. (Not too hard to spot but very satisfying play!)

White to move and mate in two.

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 26

April 29, 2019

White to move and mate in 6.

White to move and mate in 6.

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 25

April 22, 2019

How can black win white’s queen?

How can black win white’s queen?

Winning Chess Moves: Mayet vs. Anderssen, 1851

April 10, 2019

You are playing the role of the quintessential Romantic, Adolf Anderssen. Karl Mayet has just played the dreadful 12. Qxe4. How does Anderssen (Black) punish his opponents in dramatic fashion?

Black to move and mate in 5 (Mayet – Anderssen, Berlin 1851).

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 24

April 8, 2019

What is white’s best move?

What is white’s best move?

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 23

April 6, 2019

You can’t park that here! Black to move and trap a white’s queen.

Black to move and trap a white’s queen.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 43

April 4, 2019

Today I share a beautiful endgame study/mate-in-4 that I have come across in a couple of books. Carel Christiaan Wilhelm Mann has placed black in zugzwang (1…f5 2.Qh4# or 1…Kf5 2.Qd5#) but has white to move. The resulting solution is sure to entertain!

White to move and mate in 4 (Carel Christiaan Wilhem Mann, De Amsterdammer, 1/8/1893)

Winning Chess Moves

April 1, 2019

Today’s position comes from round 10 of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. IM Anna Zatonskih (White) has just erred with 30. Qe1. How does seventeen-year-old Jennifer Yu (Black) punish Anna’s mistake to win the game and the U.S. Women’s Championship?

Black to move and win. (Zatonskih – Yu, US Women’s Championship, 3/20/2019)


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