Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Game found here .
Study after work. The squares covered by the pawn and bishop see the X's tell why this tactic works.
Lesson here: Clearly see and acknowledge what escape squares are covered. Good players think in terms of squares.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
This month's carnival is being run by LEP who has one of the more fun chess blogs to follow. Here is a short but hopefully instructive post.
Here is an example from the old school book " How to Win in the Chess Endings" by I.A.Horowitz. If you were to point me to this position and told me White to move draws I wouldn't believe you. As the arrows implies, once White takes the rook (forced), black pawn is on his fourth square looking like he can Queen easily.
I'll leave it to you to work out the draw from here
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
White to Move has no solution to effectively combat both Qxe4+ or Rxf1 + . I'm calculating out Qx e3 Rxf1+, Kg2 Qxe4,Qxe4 Rg1 / Qxe3 Qxe4(is this forced ?), rxf1 kg1
lines to see if they are losing to mate or just losing the queen initially.
An interesting position.
from Onos vs Yuchtman
Yes and Celebration! I hit tactic 1000 in my first circle of Sharpen Your Tactics (125 to go)