Answer To Chess Puzzle #63

The answer is for black to play R-e1 check. White is forced to play K-g2. Black then plays N-e3 check. If white moves the king, then black plays N-f5 which attacks the white queen and prevents the mate. If white plays pxe3 instead, black follows with Q-c2 check and then there is an easy series of checks that depending on play, either win the f6 pawn, the white queen or the game.

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Chess Puzzle #63

Here is a chess puzzle where we’re looking for a sequence of moves to avoid a mate in one. It’s black to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

 

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Answer To Chess Endgame Puzzle #62

The answer is for white to play R-g7.  If black plays R-f5, then R-g8 leads to mate. If black plays R-b8 instead, then R-a7 is checkmate.

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #62

Here is a chess endgame puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move. It’s white to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

 

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Answer To Chess Endgame Puzzle #61

The answer is for white to play B-g5. Black can only sacrifice the queen to prolong checkmate. (R-d8)

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #61

Here is a chess endgame puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move. It’s white to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

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New Summer HBO series, Bobby Fischer Against The World

For individuals following the world of chess, you already undoubtedly know the story of Bobby Fischer. For those who are not regular followers of the chess world, you may be wondering what ever happened to him.

From a child genius and chess prodigy to a world phenomenon, Fischer had more exposure in his formative years than some members of the royal family have in six decades of life.

Fischer’s departure from chess was questionable, as he was undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest players. But his withdrawal from society, trouble with the law as well as his reclusive, bitter nature was simply bizarre.

Debuting in June, HBO will air the documentary, Bobby Fischer Against the World, telling Fischer’s story and what it was like to be so young, so talented, yet so seemingly needed by the world at large. Against the World, was directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker Liz Garbus. So many are eager to watch the documentary because Liz’s films are real and unapologetic.

Fischer was a genius and history teaches us that the brilliant mind is often the most tormented among us. That certainly never gained Fischer any sympathy. Most would love a good portion of Bobby’s intellect and chess-playing ability. But the truth of the matter is that the human mind is all-powerful and its destructive forces seem exponentially stronger in those we list as gifted.

Chess is a brutal game on the mind and spirit. In the chess community, Fischer will always be revered. Making his true story public this June is a good move for HBO that may enlighten chess players and Fischer fans around the globe.

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Answer To Chess Endgame Puzzle #60

The answer is for black to play R-g5. If white then plays RxR, black recaptures with the pawn and wins. If white plays R-d5 check, black captures the rook and wins. And of course, if after black plays R-g5, white plays Kxh6, black just takes the rook and wins.

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #60

Here is a chess endgame puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move. It’s black to play.  The answer will appear in my next post.

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Answer to Chess Endgame Puzzle #59

The answer is for black to play K-f4. White is forced to play g5. Black then plays K-f5 and white has only one move which is g6 and black checkmates with hxg6.

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