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 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Mate in two?

 Post subject: Re: Mate in two?
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:43 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 5325

enjoychess wrote:

As there is no way to prove that Ra1 or Ke1 has moved before this position, then ,yes, white can castle.

 Forum: All the Rest   Topic: Santa's Sizzler 2011.

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:24 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 2130

[Event "Reindeermatch"] [Site "Lapland"] [Date "2011.12.12"] [Round "1"] [White "Rudolph"] [Black "Bruce"] [Result "1-0"] [PlyCount "13"] 1. c4 b5 2. cxb5 Bb7 3. b6 f6 4. bxc7 h6 5. c8=Q Ba6 6. Qcc2 Bc8 7. Qg6# 1-0 I thi...

 Forum: All the Rest   Topic: Santa's Sizzler 2011.

 Post subject: Santa's Sizzler 2011.
Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:53 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2130

Ho,ho,ho - it is xmas coming again and time for a Santa's sizzler. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer and Bruce the brown-nosed reindeer argued over who shall be the leading reindeer this christmas. Finally they decided to play a game ot chess to decide the matter. After the surprisingly short game was ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Correct pronunciation of 'Alekhine' and Tarrasch?

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:34 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2344

A copy from Wiki on Alekhine says: ^ When he became a French citizen, "Alekhine" became the correct way to spell his name in the Latin alphabet. He became angry when Russians sometimes pronounced it "Al-YOH-khin"[a?l^(j)?xin], which he regarded as a Yiddish distortion of his name...

 Forum: All the Rest   Topic: need explaination for chess problem

Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:37 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1586

Seems like 1.Qe6 is not possible here at all. On the other hand 1.Qf5 looks good.

 Forum: All the Rest   Topic: can someone explain this?

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:59 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 1176

After 1.Rh5 Bxd4+ 2.Kh1 Rf8 the suggested 3.g4?! does not appear sufficient after 3...Rf3!(threat 4...Rxh3#). Then saving the bishop by, say, 4.Bd7 allows the rook doubling on the second row anyway.

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: More on "pigs on the seventh"

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:48 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Because they just roam along the 7th rank and eat anything on there way - the favourite diet being the pawns.

An alternate expression being "The hogs on the 7th".

 Forum: Chess Links   Topic: Mate In One Chess Puzzles

Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:14 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 780

Hello. I visited this new (to me) site and enjoyed the puzzles. I found the following statement in the site: "I'm sure that all puzzles are valid. But if you're 100% certain that a puzzle isn't valid, or if you find any bugs, please e-mail me at " I tried to mail my ob...

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Mate in two?

 Post subject: Re: Mate in two?
Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:22 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 2473

Hello Jeroen, It may come as a surprise for you, but the Z comes from the composer's first (possibly second?) name. We have Mach,Zdenek and Mach,Julius Zdenek who appear to be the same early Czech (Bohemian really) composer. More interestingly the minature twomover appeared in "Nove Parizske mo...

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Mate in two?

 Post subject: Re: Mate in two?
Posted: Fri May 21, 2010 8:43 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 2473

You have missed the clever 1.Rh8!
Problem is from Z.Mach in 1889.
Seems they could compose faster than sound already then. :shock:

There are severral nice variations. Check them out!

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Is there any method for analyzing my games ?

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:16 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 3564

Now when we are (as always) in this helpful mood, I'd like to mention two further books from my dustier department of a bookself: (1) "C.J.S Purdy's Fine Art of Chess Annotation and Other Thoughts" compiled by Ralph J. Tykodi, Thinkers' Press, 1998. (2) "The Improving Annotator - From...

 Forum: Chess Product Reviews   Topic: Unknown book...

 Post subject: Re: Unknown book...
Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:51 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1106

I think you are referring to "Chess The Complete Self-Tutor" by Edward Lasker, which had this methodology. My copy is from Batsford , 1988 on 'Popular' series.

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: Need help understanding skewer example

Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:52 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1473

The skewered piece is wBb2. After 1.Qc6 (> Qxg2#) f3 2.Qb5 the threat is 3.Qxb3. There is no way to protect the bishop and when it moves away the other bishop is 'skewered' by Qxb2.

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Deep fritz 12

 Post subject: Re: Deep fritz 12
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:32 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 4523

These days the only people who are super-concerned about software ratings seem to be the "my computer can beat up your computer" crowd. Which is OK, I guess -- it's cheaper than drag racing anyway. But not necessarily by a great margin. A post of 'r-y-b-k-a-f-a-n' from rybkaforum: "I...

 Forum: Chess Database Management   Topic: Initial Position When Opening Game In ChessBase 10

Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 4:47 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1497

A simple answer from a simple user: Once you got your game in the notation window, simply click a move there and the game jumps to the position after that move. To jump to the end click the last move. :D
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