“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (63)

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“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at the position for 1 minute (watch the clock) Think about the choices in front of you and pick the one you feel it is … Continue reading ““What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (63)”

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (63)

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“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at the position for 1 minute (watch the clock) Think about the choices in front of you and pick the one you feel it is … Continue reading ““What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (63)”

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (63)

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“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at the position for 1 minute (watch the clock) Think about the choices in front of you and pick the one you feel it is … Continue reading ““What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (63)”

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A Fine Rook Endgame, Part 3

I hope you’re ready for some very, very challenging endgame analysis! Today we’ll have what I think is the most difficult and interesting of my four posts on what I call the “Fine endgame”: rook plus 4 pawns versus rook plus 3 pawns, with the stronger side enjoying an outside passed pawn (usually on the […]

Wonderful stalemates

It is a well-known but still slightly surprising fact that king, bishop and outside pawn cannot win against a bare king if the defending king is in front of the pawn and the bishop does not control the queening square of the pawn – a constellation Hans…

Students Analysis (11)

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“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.” Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Our Provincial Junior Championship returned to in-person play this year. The games were played during the Nov 19-20 weekend. A number of our past and current … Continue reading “Students Analysis (11)”

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Keep calm!

In the diagram position, White just played Rd1 to d4, threatening to take the black knight on b4 and to play Rh4 with a mating attack. But it’s Black to move and win – if he keeps calm and calculates the lines! How should Black proceed?

Scandinavian Defense with FM Viktor Neustroev [TCW Academy]

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Scandinavian Defense: Need a low-theory, and a simple-to-play response to 1.e4? FM Viktor Neustroev recommends one of the oldest and most well-tested openings… the Scandinavian Defense. Why? First, White has no way of avoiding the Scandinavian after playing 1.e4. After 1…e5 the game is on! Second, White has limited options and Black is forcing the […]

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“What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (62)

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer” Bruce Lee A quick reminder how it works: Have a look at the position for 1 minute (watch the clock) Think about the choices in front of you and pick the one you feel it is … Continue reading ““What Say You?” The 1 Minute Challenge (62)”

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