My student (white) has just played Nbd2. What is the simple yet beautiful game winning response I played as black?
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?
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.
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”
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”
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”
I used this position in a chess class today. What is black’s best move?
Black to move and mate in 2 (two solutions).
Black to move and win. Black to move and win.
Black to move and mate in 1 (two solutions).
Not to hard to spot but very satisfying to play. Black to move and and crush white!
Not too difficult but a very realistic test for game winning combinations. Black to move and mate in 5.
Black to move and mate in 5.
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?
What is black’s best move?
Black to move and win.
My opponent just captured my rook on e8 with his knight. Black to move and mate in 2.
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)
I was playing a game with a student on the demo-board and we arrived at this position. Can you spot black’s winning combination?
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