Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 68

I thoroughly enjoy chess studies that task us with finding a seemingly impossible draw from a position that looks totally lost. Chess puzzles like these push the boundaries of what’s possible on the chessboard and a regular dose of such compositions will help young players stretch their own chess imaginations. So nothing makes this chessContinue reading “Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 68”

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 24

A certain heavy hitter solved Puzzle 23 in under 10 seconds so today I have raised the bar. White to move and draw (Á. Rusz & M. Minski & S. Nielsen, Magyar Sakkvilág 2017, First Prize).

A crafty stalemate

From page 57 of Hendricks Move First, Think Later, Chapter 6 Pattern-like Knowledge. The following position is a good example of how we look for patterns in chess and fail to see solutions that do not fit into those. See if you can find the draw for white here, I know I certainly couldn’t…. Read the fullContinue reading “A crafty stalemate”