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Chess Puzzle


I want to post a little chess puzzle that was presented to us Wednesday night by our own Colin Dougherty. This is an interesting chess puzzle for you to ponder. In the following position, the White king has been knocked off the board. You must determine where the White king should be placed back on … Continue reading

Solution to Endgame Study #5


Here is the solution/analysis for this week’s endgame study #5. Composition by Paul Keres, Magyar Sakkvilág, 1936. White to Play 1.Nc2+! Ka2     [ 1…Bxc2 2.Qb8         A) 2…b2+ 3.Kxc2 b1Q+ ( 3…h3 4.Qa8# ; 3…Ka2 4.Qa8# ) 4.Qxb1# ;         B) 2…Bd3 3.Qa8+ Ba6 4.Qxa6# ;       … Continue reading

Solution to Endgame Study of the Week (#4)


Here is the solution to this week’s endgame study. It is white to move and win: This endgame study is from the British Endgame Study News, Volume 14, Number 1, March 2009, page 420, by Paul Michelet, a version of a 1924 study by Mihkail Platov. White to move and win: 1.Bg6+ The only move. Otherwise Black will promote … Continue reading

Endgame Study of the Week (#4)


This week’s endgame study involves a pair of bishops for White against Black’s King and two pawns. It is white to move and win: I will post the solution and analysis on Thursday.