Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
My impression of this position before a big think is it involves Bxg7 and N-f7 and Q-h3 and possibly a rook lift. Perhaps that advanced pawn will come in handy. Although starting with a pawn push might be interesting but I think unlikely. Unsure of move order I need to see if Q-h3 is too slow and I need to sac first due to black playing f6 first. RXd6 might be the appropriate first move....
It's feeling to me like a corridor mate after the smoke clears or a queen mate close in.
Qc6 from black looks likes trouble. I wonder is some point a rook blocks this check.
As I said, it needs a big think. hmmm.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
I think it's somewhat above my rating and something to study deeper in the future. I've asked a number of local libraries to purchase it. He has a number of positions that he would like us to think about for 10-20 minutes for plans. One could easily spend a year working with these books.
Volume 1 is his ideas on the nature of dynamic chess while Volume 2 is more like the Art of Attack. Aagaard makes the point that the A or A descriptions are not clear.
I agree with him.
below are two excerpts from the publisher
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
If you're hoping to learn something about tactics and chess from my blog......
I will respectfully redirect you to someone who knows what he is talking about.
2.13 circle 1 640
2.14 circle 1 670
2.15 circle 1 700
2.16 circle 1 709
Thursday, February 10, 2011
I am not only building patterns for a specific positions but for opportunity recognition in games. I'd hoping to further develop my tactical "spider" sense that there is a possibility of a tactic when a position arises.
Here Black's Queen is a clear target and worth some clock time to see if she call be caught.
Interestingly enough this position occurs when black is focusing on Queen to G2 for the mate.
589 Sharpen Your Tactics.
Game found here
Gelfand vs Kanstler 1987
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
I'm pleased with my initial circle and I'm at the first pass familiarity stage with many of the positions. I'm working on the complete problem set many of the harder set which I don't get pass the first move or two of the analysis. (I do try to follow as much of the continuation as I can)
* posts are left intentionally sparse so I can concentrate on building tactical circle momentum.
2-6 505 circle 1
2-7 526 c1
2-8 550 c1
2-9 563 Woot! Hit half way point on first circle #563 . problems getting progressively harder,combinations longer and variations more complex although there are still some 1&2 star problems in the mix.