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So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 46

My student (white) has just played Nbd2. What is the simple yet beautiful game winning response I played as black?

Winning Chess Moves: MVL vs. Aronian, Superbet Romania 2022

GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave round 6 game against GM Levon Aronian at the Superbet Romania chess tournament came to a sudden conclusion after MVL (white) errored with 25. Kd4. How does Grandmaster Aronian (black) punish his opponent’s careless king advance?

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 44

There are few things in chess more satisfying than snatching a draw from the jaws of defeat. Tonight I couldn’t help but smile when my opponent played right into a game saving tactic.

Chess Position Worth Sharing 138

Tonight’s chess position comes from a game played by a talented student. Avik (black) found himself in a difficult situation where his opponent was threatening checkmate with Qh8 and also threatening to capture his queen with Rxa4. Avik, who goes by crosserbishop on chess.com, analyzed all of his checks, captures and threats and went onContinue reading “Chess Position Worth Sharing 138”

Winning Chess Moves: Jonkman vs Nepomniachtchi, 1/18/2007

Ian Nepomniachtchi scored an impressive 10/13 in the 2007 edition of Corus Group C Tournament played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from the 13th-28th of January. However, his strong performance was only good enough for a second place finish as Michal Krasenkow took first with 10.5/13. Today’s puzzle comes from round 5 where Harmen JonkmanContinue reading “Winning Chess Moves: Jonkman vs Nepomniachtchi, 1/18/2007”

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 42

This evening’s position is from a training game I played with a student earlier today. My young opponent just blocked my rook’s check with Bd3 so as to avoid losing his queen on d1. Does this work? Sign up for a private chess lesson with Chris Torres and maybe a position from your game willContinue reading “So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 42”

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Not to hard to spot but very satisfying to play. Black to move and and crush white!

Winning Chess Moves: Mayet vs. Anderssen, 1851

You are playing the role of the quintessential Romantic, Adolf Anderssen. Karl Mayet has just played the dreadful 12. Qxe4. How does Anderssen (Black) punish his opponents in dramatic fashion?

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 108

GM Dmitry Andreiken plays the most beautiful game ending combination of 2018 right before the new year starts! Can you spot black’s brilliant continuation? Black to move and mate in 6! (GM Peter Svidler – GM Dmitry Andreikin, FIDE World Rapid Championship, St Petersburg, 12/27/2018)

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened… 13

A well placed knight can be quite lethal. Black to move and mate in 5. Get a free introductory lesson ($40 value) when you work with Chris Torres on Wyzant. Claim your free lesson today by clicking this link: https://is.gd/u5bIVd