Posts Tagged ‘chess’

Special Eclipse Day #Chess Puzzle for my Beginners 

August 21, 2017

What is white’s best move?

What is White’s best move?

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August 18, 2017

What is white’s best move?

What is white’s best move? (Fabiano Caruana – David Navara, Blitz, St Louis 8/18/2017)

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August 16, 2017

Black to play and win.

Black to play and win(Garry Kasparov – Ian Nepomniachtchi, St Louis 8/15/2017)

3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship

August 14, 2017


Over the weekend(August 12-13,) I had the pleasure of attending the 3rd Annual Greater California Scholastic Chess Championship held by the American Chess Academy at the beautiful Maple Park Community Center in Glendale, California. The event was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and Beyond Chess assisted the ACA with event management. It was a special treat to attend such a well run scholastic chess tournament organized by such amazing and professional people. I would like to extend my gratitude to Armen Ambartsoumian for convincing me to attend this fine event.

Armen Ambartsoumian diligently performing his duties as a tournament director.


Some of the younger competitors at the beginning of their fourth round.


The park directly outside of the tournament site was a popular hangout spot.

Click here for more information on the American Chess Academy.

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 59

August 11, 2017

White to move and mate in two.

Mate in 2(Edmond Barthelemy, 1935)

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August 8, 2017

White to move and mate in 7.

White to move and mate in 7.

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August 8, 2017

White to move and mate in 7.

Gioachino Greco – N.N., Rome 1620 (Mate in 7)

#Chess History Worth Sharing 

August 6, 2017

One time, while playing chess at a social gathering in Paris, Benjamin Franklin captured his opponent’s king after she inadvertently placed it into check. When she stated, “Ah, we don’t take kings so…” Benjamin Franklin responded, “We do in America!”

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August 5, 2017

White to move and mate in 3.

Mate in 3(R. Beuthner, 1864)

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August 5, 2017

White to move and mate in 2.

White to move and and mate in 2.


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