Posts Tagged ‘chess study’

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 46

October 26, 2019

White to move and win! (H. Rinck, Deutche Schachzeitung, 1912)

White to move and win! (H. Rinck, Deutche Schachzeitung, 1912)

Do chess playing children perform better in school? | ChessBase

October 24, 2019

The main finding was, “chess training reduces the treatment group’s level of risk aversion almost a year after the intervention ended.” Being more willing to take risks is generally a good thing in the world of academia, business, and social life.
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#Chess Position Worth Sharing 111

October 6, 2019

I especially enjoy chess puzzles that are more complicated than they seem at first. Here is a simple looking mate in 2. Not so simple.

White to move and mate in 2.

#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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