Posts Tagged ‘chess study’

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 98

June 1, 2018

At first glance, it appears as though white is in serious trouble. However, with precise play white can achieve a draw.

White to play and draw (Lolli – Amateur, 1763).

White to play and draw (Lolli – Amateur, 1763).


#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 90

October 23, 2017

What is White’s best move?

What is White’s best move?

Puzzle Worthy Position 18

May 4, 2016

Easy puzzle tonight from a fun victory. What is white’s best move?

What is white’s best move?

Complete game:
[Event “SocialChess”]

[Site “Internet”]

[Date “2016.05.03”]

[Round “-“]

[White “Chris Torres”]

[Black “okun’ok (1574)”]

[Result “1-0”]
 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 O-O 5. d3 Nc6 6. Bg5 h6 7. h4 hxg5 8. hxg5 Nh7 9. Nd5 Nxg5 10. Nxe5 Nxe5 11. Qh5 f6 12. Nxf6# 1-0

Puzzle Worthy Position 7

April 19, 2016

White to move and improve a piece while setting a trap.

Puzzle Worthy Position 4

April 15, 2016

What is black’s best move? 


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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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 153

November 21, 2015

Finding that nothing ‘clicked’ after 1 Nf6+, my first thoughts were to exploit Black’s near zugzwang, improve the rooks, and then ‘do something’. But I couldn’t see what to do here either, until, back to ever reliable Examine All Biffs, I saw 1 Na5! and its point….

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Efficacy of chess training for the treatment of ADHD: A prospective, open label study.

October 29, 2015

OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of playing chess as a treatment option for children with ADHD. METHODS: Parents of 44 children ages 6 to 17 with a primary diagnosis of ADHD consented to take part in the study….

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A Question for Chess Composers?

July 13, 2015

My question to fellow chess composers is, What is the preferred method of determining whether a chess composition is unique or if the composer has unintentionally duplicated someone else’s creation? As an example, I am including a position I recently composed to test my students at the Fremont Summer Chess Camp. As far as I know, this is an original creation but, since it is a relatively simple position, I worry that I may be unintentionally taking credit for someone else’s work. 

If you believe you can answer my question, please do so on Quora. If you wish to solve this chess puzzle, feel free to comment on this post.

A Fun Mate in 3 from the year 1297!

October 11, 2014


Puzzle composed by Abu’n-Na’Am

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