My Facebook friend Michael Pasman recently became a World Champion. More specifically, Michael won first place and thus the gold medal for the Studies category in the 10th FIDE World Cup in Composing. Michael Pasman is well known in the chess puzzle community for his compositional knowledge, creativity and his high output of outstanding studies.Continue reading “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 69”
Spent 27 minutes of my time this evening working out the solution to this beautiful endgame puzzle by Leonid Kubbel. It was time we’ll spent! For those who are unfamiliar with Kubbel’s work, he composed many of the finest endgame studies of the early part of the twentieth century. In fact, Kubbel likely could haveContinue reading “Chess Position Worth Sharing 147!”
White to move and draw (Troittzky, Tijdschrift for Schack)! White to move and draw (Troittzky, Tijdschrift for Schack)!
White to move and draw (D. Lolly, 1763).
White to move and win!
The famous Saavedra Position. White to move and win!
White to move and win (Richard Reti, Kolnische Volkszeitung of 1928).
Today we look at a beautifully crafted endgame study that is always a favorite at chess camp. How should white proceed? (Puzzle by E. Cook, 1927.)
Tonight I share another tricky position from my summer camp lesson on endgames. White to move and mate in 4.
The chess homework in section two is all about king and pawn endgames. I selected some of my favorite instructional problems of this kind and placed them in order of ascending difficulty. If your child is stumped by any of these problems he/she should seek out a Torres Chess and Music Academy teacher for an explanation. Remember to “like” the TorresContinue reading “Chess Homework 2”