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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #208

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

White to play and mate Black

Cayeste v Nielsen, 1957

Solution

Not too hard: a single, forced line. 22 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #206

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

Black to play and mate White

Kunde v Kapfenhengel. 1957

Solution

The motif is quite like #203 from a few days ago. 35 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #205

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

Black to play and mate White

Suni v Alivirta, Helsinki 1957

Solution

Another pretty puzzle; not too hard, since we know the position is a puzzle: 1…Rh1+ 2 Kh1[] Qh7+! 28 more words

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A Zen idea is that of that to do nothing is already to be doing something. And this is what I have been doing for so long a lapse of time: thinking about Chess,  thinking about  Chess programs and how to counter them at CC, winning games and some events, losing games and ending bordering disaster, drawing games too. 646 more words

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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #204

Another puzzle from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”.

White to play and mate Black

Forintos v Tomovic, 1957

Solution

A pretty one. I suspect I have seen it before, since the solution was obvious, including the nice final coup. 51 more words

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Daily puzzle: my pick of wonderful moves from 2016

Over the last twelve days, I have published my pick of the 12 best moves from 2016, taken from 11 games (since I included two separate moves from Caruana-Nakamura). 221 more words

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Daily puzzle: my pick of wonderful moves from 2016

I am starting the New Year with a fairly random selection of moves seen during 2016: skewed to the last few months, since I only thought of making such a selection in December, and then had to try to recall some of my favourite moments. 156 more words

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