Monday, May 15, 2017

An Updated list of CT-Art 4 for Android (by tactical motifs and number of exercises)

Combinational Theme by Motifs and number of exercises  (**** indicates theme main heading)



****  1.1. Annihilation of defence
1.1.1. Annihilation of the pieces defending other pieces 10
1.1.2. Annihilation of the pieces defending the back rank 18
1.1.3. Annihilation of the pieces defending the king, the most important squares and lines 24
1.1.4. Annihilation of the pawns defending the most important squares and files  7
1.1.5. Annihilation of the pinning pieces 2
****  1.2. Distraction
1.2.1. Distraction of the pieces defending other pieces  21
1.2.2. Distraction of the pieces defending the back rank 36
1.2.3. Distraction of the pieces defending the most important files 19
1.2.4. Distraction of the pieces defending the most important squares 46
1.2.5. Distraction of the pawns  5
1.2.6. Unblocking the pawns with the help of distraction 5
1.2.7. Distraction of the pinning pieces 6
1.2.8. Distraction of the pieces carrying out the dangerous threats 2
****  1.3. Decoy
1.3.1. Decoy of a king to a mating net 39
1.3.2. Decoy to a knight fork          42
1.3.3. Decoy to a queen double attack   5
1.3.4. Decoy to a file blow             8
1.3.5. Exploiting a discovered attack   10
1.3.6. Decoy for a pin                  21
1.3.7 Other cases of decoy              13
****  1.4.   Discovered attack    
1.4.1. Execution of an discovered attack  19
1.4.2. Removal of obstacles               14
1.4.3. Decoy to an attacked file          14
1.4.4. Decoy to a blow dealt by the piece moved away   5
1.4.5. Placement of the attacking piece to the file for attack 5
1.4.6. "Mill"  2
1.4.7. Exploiting an discovered attack in the attack on a king  27
****   1.5. Opening of a file
1.5.1 The h-and a-files   23
1.5.2 The g- and b-files    10
1.5.3 The f- and c-files     6
1.5.4 The d- and e-files     8
1.5.5 Ranks                  5
1.5.6 The a1-h8 (h1-a8 ) dark squares diagonal  10
1.5.7 The a2-g8 (h7-b1 ) diagonal                         9
1.5.8 Other diagonals                                             7
1.5.9 Conjunction of files,ranks and diagonals      9
****   1.6. Space clearance
1.6.1  File clearance                                     5
1.6.2 Rank clearance                                   3
1.6.3.  Diagonal clearance                         17
1.6.4. Clearance of several files                  1
1.6.5. Square clearance                             18
****   1.7. X-ray attack                             11
****   1.8. Interception
1.8.1. Execution of an  interception                      11
1.8.2 Interception of potentially important lines    4
1.8.3 Double  Interception                                      3
1.8.4  Interception with distraction                         7
1.8.5  Interception with decoy                                5
1.8.6.  Interception with discovered attack           10
****   1.9. Blocking, encirclement  
1.9.1 Smothered Mate                                                         12
1.9.2. Others methods of blocking a king                           10
1.9.3 Blocking of the pieces and pawns protecting a king   5
1.9.4 Encirlement                                                                 4
****   1.10 Destruction  of the pawn shelter
1.10.1 The king is defended by fianchetto                
1.10.1.1 The bishop is absent                                                      20
1.10.1.2 The finchettoed bishop defends a king                          17
1.10.1.3 "Sieve" structure. A bishop is outside the  "fianchetto" 6
1.10.2 One pawn protects the king                 4
1.10.3 Two pawns protect the king               19
**** 1.10.4 Three pawns protect the king
1.10.4.1 the pawns are on f7 ,g7 and h6        13
1.10.4.2 the pawns are on f6 ,g7 and h7          6
1.10.4.3 the pawns are on f6 ,g7 and h6          6
1.10.4.4 the pawns are on f7 ,g7 and h7        25
1.10.4.5 other pawn configurations                 1
1.10.5 A king is protected by pawns placed on the sixth and fifth ranks  7
1.10.6 Peculiarities of the attack in a Q-side castling position                11
1.10.7 Attack on an uncastled king                                                            4
****   1.11 Pawn promotion                      
1.11.1 Pawn breakthrough                                          6
1.11.2 Distraction from a passed pawn                       8
1.11.3 Interception or blocking                                   5
1.11.4 A pawn is promoted to a knight                       6
1.11.5 Forcing necessary exchanges                           8
1.11.6 Both opponents have dangerous passed pawns  4
1.11.7 Passed pawn supports a piece invasion of the back rank 4
1.11.8 Passed pawn takes part in the attack of the king       4
1.11.9 Conjunction of methods                                 7
****   1.12 Intermediate move, winning of a tempo
1.12.1 Intermediate move                                        13
1.12.2  Winning of a tempo                                     17
1.12.3 "Ignoring" the threat                                     18
****   1.13 Play foa a stalemate                              14
****   1.14 Restrictng of material                             6
****   1.15 Pursuit                      
1.15.1  Pursuit of a king                                           24
1.15.2 Pursuit of a queen                                           2
****   1.16 Conjunction of tactical methods
1.16.1. Exploiting a passed pawn                            14
1.16.2. Exploiting a double attack        
1.16.2.1 Knight double attack                                  15
1.16.2.2 Bishop double attack                                    1
1.16.2.3 Rook double attack                                       2
1.16.2.4 Queen double attack                                     8
1.16.2.5 Conjunction of double attacks                      4
1.16.3. Exploiting an discovered attack                    23
1.16.4. Exploiting a pin                                               6
1.16.5. Counterblow by a "pinned" piece                   4
1.16.6. Attack on a king                  
1.16.6.1 Threats along the back rank                         20
1.16.6.2 Threats along the h-file                                11
1.16.6.3 Attack on a King unprotected by the pawns 15
1.16.6.4 Attack on an uncastled king                          12
1.16.6.5 "Dragging the King Out"                                8
1.16.6.6 A king is protected by a fianchetto               12
1.16.6.7 One pawn protects the king                          11
1.16.6.8 Two pawns protect the king                          22
1.16.6.9 Three pawns protect the king                       20
1.16.7. Combinations to win material                        19
1.16.8. Conjunction of threats to attack the king and to win material
1.16.8.1 Conjunction of threats to attack the king and the queen                    14
1.16.8.2 Conjunction of threats to attack the king and to attack other pieces 10
1.16,9 Coercing                                                               6
**** 1.17. Chess Tactics Art for Advanced
1.17.1. Attacking the king                                            97
1.17.2. Stalemate                                                        148
1.17.3. Pawn promotion                                             198
1.17.4. Domination                                                    186
1.17.5. Positional fortresses and their destruction       87
1.17.6. Draws by perpetual check or by repetition      31
1.17.7. Other ideas and conjunction of ideas              119
Additional information

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Pierce Gambit -worth a look

I won a casual game reverse Halloween Gambit with a  lot of fun tactics,  I feel that I could definitely play this gambit as well. Need to check this out.


http://www.viewchess.com/cbreader/2014/12/6/Game23356719.html
also a geeky view of romantic openings


http://scienceonthesquares.blogspot.com/2015/01/practical-chances-and-romantic-opening.html

Sunday, April 2, 2017

testing

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

White to Move-- Page 41 Aagard's Attacking Manual



From this game. http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1060665 Yusupov according to Attacking manual  1 has 3 forced wins here. Thinking about the rules of dynamics would lead to the first move.  

Comments on the game and an analysis of the position is found at Temposhlucker's fine blog.  http://temposchlucker.blogspot.com/2017/03/scenarios.html

Some of Aagard's analysis found within the comments.

Monday, February 27, 2017

CT-ART Android Style

I won't say I am doing the 7 circles but I purchased a 9 dollar CT-ART  4 Android App and are doing some problems.  A phone app is super convenient and has additional features that my earlier desktop version. Such as the ability to book mark and take notes in the program.  Some are very familar..........