A good enough opening

October 1, 2017


Savielly Tartakower

“Any opening is good enough, if its reputation is bad enough.”

Savielly Tartakower (Савелий Григорьевич Тартако́вер),
European Chess Grandmaster (1887-1956)

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The start


The end

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Stay motivated!

September 24, 2017


‘Old Lion’ Winston Churchill

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Winston Churchill, English statesman (1874-1965)

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Two players’ visiting cards from old versions of MiGs (click to enlarge).

Problem of the month: April 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.

Take the place of the machine

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS

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Once more this is a game between our friend boulet (Black) and Mogwai’s MLA program at its highest level (White). You can see this game 29001 on MiGs‘ history.

This is Black move 48, and MLA is currently 3-4 ahead. At this point, the program should have concluded quickly. However, the game will continue until move 62 and a 4-6 score.

With this situation, could you have done better than MLA and will you win with only a few moves?

What endgame(s) do you propose?

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Problem of the month: February 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.

Better than a machine

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS

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This is the game 27418 from MiGs, white move 41. MLA at its highest level (Black) will win against our friend boulet (White), but only after 7 long moves (13 half moves).

You, who are more imaginative than a machine, will you able to do it in just 4 moves?
There are several possible solutions.

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Find a realizable plan

December 4, 2016

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Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, circa 1910.

“It is not a move, even the best move that you must seek, but a realizable plan.”

Eugène Znosko-Borovsky, Russian-born French chess master (1884–1954)

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boulet (Black) should not have lost this game 26926 against MLA (White)… (^_-)—☆
Just ask me and I will show you (:

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