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Solution Saturday


Here’s the solution to yesterday’s Chess Puzzle Friday: White to move and win: Hopefully everyone saw: 1. Bh7+ Kxh7   2. dxf8=N+ Kh8   3. Nxd7 +- Okay, great if you saw that. But what if Black doesn’t take the bishop? 1. Bh7+ Kh8 2. dxf8=Q+?? Kxh7 3. Rxd7  and now black is in stalemate. Oops! Okay, … Continue reading

Magnus Carlsen vs Bill Gates


Here’s the game notation: Gates, Bill – Carlsen, Magnus 0–1 B00 London, Blitz – 2 min vs 30 sec 22.01.2014 1.e4 Nc6 2.Nf3 d5 3.Bd3 Nf6 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Nc3 Qh5 6.0-0 Bg4 7.h3 Ne5?! 8.hxg4 Nfxg4 9.Nxe5?? Qh2# 0–1

Chess Movies on Netflix


If you have Netflix, then I wanted to let you know about two movies and two documentaries that are available to watch. Queen to Play The film stars Sandrine Bonnaire as a French chambermaid on the island of Corsica. She develops an interest in chess. She has been cleaning the house of an American doctor (played by Kevin Kline in his first French-speaking role), … Continue reading

Award Winning Film, Brooklyn Castle, Coming to Tallahassee


IMAGINE A SCHOOL WHERE THE COOL KIDS ARE THE CHESS TEAM… WELCOME TO I.S. 318 SPECIAL ONE NIGHT ONLY VIEWING – FEBRUARY 26, 2013 @ 7:30 PM RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY AND MAKE THIS HAPPEN This event will only happen if 90 people reserve a ticket. Watch the trailer, then reserve your tickets today: http://www.tugg.com/events/2878 Brooklyn Castle … Continue reading

Study Main Lines


IM Andrew Martin suggests beginning players study the main lines of openings — NOT quick fixes, shortcuts, and opening “systems.” Here’s his video on the Ruy Lopez (C99) using a game from Corus 2005 between Peter Leko as white and Lazaro Bruzon as black. Continue reading