Do chess playing children perform better in school? | ChessBase

The main finding was, “chess training reduces the treatment group’s level of risk aversion almost a year after the intervention ended.” Being more willing to take risks is generally a good thing in the world of academia, business, and social life. — Read on en.chessbase.com/post/do-chess-playing-children-perform-better-in-school

Puzzle Worthy Position 18

Easy puzzle tonight from a fun victory. What is white’s best move? Complete game: [Event “SocialChess”] [Site “Internet”] [Date “2016.05.03”] [Round “-“] [White “Chris Torres”] [Black “okun’ok (1574)”] [Result “1-0”]  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. Nc3 O-O 5. d3 Nc6 6. Bg5 h6 7. h4 hxg5 8. hxg5 Nh7 9.Continue reading “Puzzle Worthy Position 18”

It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 157

Examine all biffs yet again works. 1…Bf2+! wins a pawn after 2 Qf2 Qc4; so instead 2 Kf2, when 2…Qc5+ 3 Kf1 Ng4! and the threat of 4…Nh2 mate means that White can’t move his Bc4, so that Ne3+ next move captures it. Or 2….Ng4+ is probably stronger, with 3 Kg1 being met by 3…Qc5+Continue reading “It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 157”

It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 153

Finding that nothing ‘clicked’ after 1 Nf6+, my first thoughts were to exploit Black’s near zugzwang, improve the rooks, and then ‘do something’. But I couldn’t see what to do here either, until, back to ever reliable Examine All Biffs, I saw 1 Na5! and its point…. Read the full article via http://ift.tt/1NIg672