Problem of the month: February 2018

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

PLAY IT YOUR OWN WAY!

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: NOT SO EASY

White to move, Black to win ^^ But how?

There are several possibilities. Just end it your way (:

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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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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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Don’t be fooled!

December 3, 2017


Mikhail Chigorin (on the right) vs. Siegbert Tarrasch (on the left) in Berlin, 1905

“Mistrust is the most necessary characteristic of the chess [abalone] player.”

Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess champion (1862-1934)

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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    FOOLED!   NOT FOOLED!

(click on the smileys to see the possible endgames)        .

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Logic, the whole logic and nothing but the logic!

November 5, 2017


Bobby Fischer in 1962

“I don’t believe in psychology. I believe in good moves.”

Bobby Fischer, American chess grandmaster (1943-2008)

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Black is putting pressure on you, but if you don’t loose your cool, you will win in 2 moves! (^_-)—☆

All quotes in the Dictionnary of quotes.

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