Archive | December, 2014

#2 What is the threat?

21 Dec

In this position black played 1. … a5? Why is this a mistake? Answer…

Chess puzzle #23: a neat finish

8 Dec

White to move wins. How? See solution….

Chess puzzle #22: squandering a fine position

6 Dec

Chess is a cruel game. A chess player can spoil a lot of hard work with one careless move. Actually that’s exactly what happened to black in the diagram position.

He played 1. … Bf8 and set himself up for losing the game. Two questions:

1. What could black have played to maintain the balance?

2. How does white win after black’s ill fated move?

See solution…

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