Saturday, August 7, 2010

Chess Tactic fo the Day #62

Black to move.

Chess Endgame Problem of the Week #4

Black to move.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Chess Tactic of the Day #61

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chess Tactic of the Day #60

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chess Tactic of the Day #59

White to move.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chess Tactic of the Day Answers #26 to #34

Tactic #26:

1. Qxd6+ Kxd6 2. Bf4+ Kd7 3. Be6#

Tactic #27:

1. Qe1+ Rxe1 2. g3#

Tactic #28:

Bobby Fischer is the only official US Chess World Champion, so this game is appropriate for the 4th of July. It is Fischer's penultimate win in the match, which occurred in the 13th round. For some reason, I had this tactic as White to move and win though. Oops! I will just change the tactic around a bit. That is too bad, but these things happen. Its a really cool game though.

The idea behind the new tactic is that White can play 69. Rc3+ and draw.

Tactic #29:

1. Ng4+ Kd5 2. e4# or 1. Ng4+ Kf4 2. Qf2# or 1. Ng4+ Kf5 2. Qf6#

For these types of tactics, try and make sure you see all the possible mates!

Tactic #30:

1. Qg3+ Kf1 2. Qf2# or 1. Qg3+ Kh1 2. Nf2#

Tactic #31:

Steinitz continues his poor play in the 1886 World Championship match with Zukertort. Here, Steinitz sees that Black's d5 pawn is pinned to his undefended Queen on b7. Unfortunately for Steinitz, though, after 37...dxc4 38. Qxb7 Black play 38...Rxd1#! On top of this, after 38. Rxd8 Nxd8 protects Black's Queen on b7. In the end, Steinitz more or less loses the piece for nothing.

Tactic #32:

This was actually a Game of the Day for with the title The Pearl of Poznan. I was pretty stunned when I saw the tactic and thought I had to use it, so I did!

Tactic #33:

1. Rc8+ Qxc8 2. Qxg7+ Rxg7 3. Rxg7#

Tactic #34:

1. Qh6+ Rxh6 2. Bxh6+ Kh7 3. Bf8#

I hope you enjoyed these. Sorry for blundering the Spassky-Fischer game!

Chess Tactic of the Day #58

White to move.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Chess Tactic of the Day #57

Black to move.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Chess Tactic of the Day #56

White to move and mate in 2.