Problem of the month: January 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

LOUSY TRICK!

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: QUITE DIFFICULT

Black to move. White is more connected than his opponent, so he is rather confident about the end. But the game take an unexpected turn and… Black wins!

How could this happen?

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Problem of the month: December 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

FEAT OR DEFEAT?

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: DIFFICULT

White to move, but you choose your side. You can play against a friend, against an AI, or against yourself. Will you win? You can’t be sure…

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The opponent’s wildest dreams

December 17, 2017


David Bronstein (USSR) vs. Mikhail Tal (USSR), FIDE Interzonal Tournament, Amsterdam 1964.

Chess [Abalone] is infinite, and one has to make only one ill-considered move, and one’s opponent’s wildest dreams will become reality.”

David Bronstein, Soviet chess grandmaster (1924-2006)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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Why is Black’s move ill-considered?

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Where there’s a will, there are many ways.

December 10, 2017


Albert Camus by Yousuf Karsh, 1954

“In truth the way matters but little; the will to arrive suffices.”

(The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942)

Albert Camus, French existentialist philosopher (1913-1960)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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There are many ways from there:

to there:

How many are you able to find?

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