I used this position in a chess class today. What is black’s best move?
White to move and draw (Gorgiev, 1936.)
Tonight’s puzzle comes from Hikaru Nakamura vs. Robert Lee Hess, 2012 US Championship in St Louis. GM Robert Hess has just played move 30… Kh8. What did GM Nakamura play for white’s 31st move? What is white’s best move?
White to move and win. (Hint: Bishop domination is the key strategy.)
This one is really not as hard as it looks. White to move and mate in 6 (Wilhelm Ropke, 1942.)
White to move and draw (D. Lolly, 1763).
White to move and mate in 3.
Chess has a rich history full of stories that I share with my students to add extra colour to our lesson material. Below is the tale of Pal Benko’s incredible life’s journey and his great sacrifice which allowed Bobby Fischer to make history. Pal Benko was born while his Hungarian parents were vacationing in Amiens,Continue reading “Benko’s Great Sacrifice”
My opponent just captured my rook on e8 with his knight. Black to move and mate in 2.
Hikaru Nakamura just defeated Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to win the London Chess Classic. Can you spot Nakamura’s final move? White to move and win.