Posts Tagged ‘chess studies’

My Quora Answer to: Which chess player’s games have you found the most instructive?

December 3, 2019

José Raúl Capablanca‘s chess delivered and still creates an irresistable masterful impact. In his games an inclination towards straightforwardness prevailed, and in his seemingly effortlessness brilliance there was a one of a kind delight of veritable simplicity. Indeed, his style, one of the most perfect, most completely clear in the whole history of chess, still dumbfounds chess engines with his rationale. Perhaps the greatest natural talent in chess history, I find Capablanca’s recorded games, even a century later, nearly sufficient for building a modern curriculum on chess.

https://www.quora.com/Which-chess-players-games-have-you-found-the-most-instructive/answer/Chris-Torres-13?ch=10&share=749cd9dc&srid=i4Sz

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 52

November 28, 2019

White to move and win!

White to move and win!

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 51

November 24, 2019

White to move and win (mate in 13).

White to move and win (mate in 13).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 33

August 5, 2018

White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930).

White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930).

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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)).

Betcha Can’t Solve This Chess Puzzle 19

June 9, 2018

White to move and win.

White to move and win.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle!

January 31, 2018

White to move and mate in 10.

White to move and mate in 10

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.


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