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Daily chess puzzle: Check Mate #143

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

White to play and mate Black

Alekhine v Nestor; simul, Trinidad 1939


Solvable, because there are so few options: 1 Rc8 and if 1…Rc8, 2 Qe7! 28 more words


Pleasant Re(collections)

When I was child I love to collect marbles. I liked the blue and green ones. And I enjoyed the large clear ones. I think they were called aggies. 1,931 more words


“Loving him was like playing chess with grandpa when I was a child, she thought.

I could never outguess his next move, but he always made me feel like I had chances to win…”


The Amateur Eye-- Limits in Sight

Basically I have been a club playing amateur.  I enjoy a good game with friends, new and old. My chess skill entered the realm of blindfold chess of which I was able to be successful in simuls up to 5-boards versus A-D playing levels. 819 more words


Chess Master - 1920

Chess Master – 1920

Twenty graybeards sitting in a square played chess yesterday in Paris against a very small boy 8 years old, and he beat them all, » began a New York Times article in 1920. 14 more words

I'm a Woman; I'm Used to It

I’m a woman.

I’m used to getting talked over, ignored, belittled, demeaned, and discounted.

I’m used to doing the work and smiling while someone else gets the glory. 129 more words


CD - Jan Bradley - Mama didn't lie

Jan Bradley CD

Please help! I have been unable to find a track listing for this CD. Can anyone help, please? Thankyou!