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Test your chess: Reitstein problem 114

Black to play and win

FN Barnett v G Dean 1961


On one level, fairly straightforward, and Reitstein doesn't give much detail in the answer: 1…Rd5! 130 more words


The greatest chess problem ever

The greatest chess problem ever devised forms the structural basis of the novella I am currently writing. This particular type of problem involves the following procedure: (1) White makes his first move. 98 more words


Friday Foto Finder: Game

This time the topic is ‘Game’. The above is a card game which requires logic* and luck to win. As with most games, the more people play, the merrier it is. 66 more words

Friday Foto Finder

Revising for Kf2 tests?

There was a story in the news today about chess. Hank Roberts, former president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, thinks chess is good for improving minds – quite possibly true, although there’s an obvious risk of confusing correlation and causation. 656 more words


Laurent Fressinet: Not Too Weak or Too Slow!

Magnus Carlsen vs. Laurent Fressinet in a Blitz Game in Oman (Laurent draws the World Chess Champion)


Dr Jazz Hands or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Musicals

I used to have a great disdain for musicals.  They were syrupy swamps of sentimentality; contrived chasms of codswallop.  Hated them.  It didn’t matter what anyone said, I couldn’t stand them. 1,756 more words