Archive for May, 2014

If you are a Kasparov fan, you can find an interview lasting around 90 minutes here:

It’s from 2012 and worth a watch.

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I was having another look of Invisible Chess Moves the other day and found an intriguing tale on page 109. In the position below, between Flohr and Grob 1953, white resigned but there is a defence. Can you see it?

Pos1

This time we have Capablanca against George Alan Thomas, Hastings 1919 (pg.152)

After 29 Qa8 black resigns although he has a perfectly playable move, which is what?

After 29 Qa8 black resigns although he has a perfectly playable move, which is what?

And lastly, (pg.147) there are many mates in four but only one in three, can you find it?

Pos4

You can find the answers in the post below.

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An interesting and well-written article concerning collegiate chess in the US has appeared in The Washington Post. Though the sums of money involved may seem ridiculously high, not everyone puts a price on success.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/is-webster-university-spending-1-million-to-dominate-college-chess-and-crush-umbc/2014/04/28/15b9f7dc-cf0c-11e3-a6b1-45c4dffb85a6_story.html

 

Answers to positions above:

1)  Kh1. If Qf1 then Bg1!

2) Rxa2!

3) Rc3! If Kb8 then Kb6 with mate to follow.

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