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 Forum: All the Rest   Topic: Chess problems

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:04 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2323


Right SOP!

And for those, who want more free stuff (Legally!):

http://www.anders.thulin.name/SUBJECTS/CHESS_PROBLEMS/

Anders has done this a long time. He is a saint (...Although a Swede ;) )

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: endgame book for 1800 level player

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:19 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 7619


Please do not forget to give us your feedback, once you have gone through the book.

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: endgame book for 1800 level player

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 6:02 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 7619


Yes. I have it, I've read it and I endorse it.
Remember to do all exercises with care and I am sure you will not regret that purchase. Do not skip the material marked for lower rated players. Repetitia alma mater est!

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: endgame book for 1800 level player

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:02 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 7619


As an overall endgame book fot you I would recommend: (1) Silman's Complete Endgame Course. A reviewer in ChessVille says: "Regardless of your rating, this is one book that will absolutely, positively help your game. As those two cartoon guys on the Guinness beer commercial would say, “Hey, som...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: plz solve my puzzle

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:06 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1379


After 1.Qc4 this appears to be mate in two moves. Black defenses are: On 1. - Kd6 or 1.- f2, white continues with 2.Ng5 with unavoidable mate 3.Nf7# against any defense. On 1.- f4 white has 2.Qc5+ and against 2.- Ke6 there is 3.Ng5#. Equally against 2.- Ke4 there is 3.Nf2# Hope this answers to your ...

 Forum: Getting Started   Topic: Help with chess notation

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:28 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2836


After your description it occured to me that perhaps 'R/S checkmate' refers to a pattern of mating with R+N (S). Should this be the case, then there could be 'R/B checkmate', 'B/S checkmate' and perhaps others in your source?

 Forum: Getting Started   Topic: Help with chess notation

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:32 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2836


This is a very non-standard notation. Internationally S is used as an alternative for knight (N). So the marking "R/S Checkmate" might be interprated as: (1) Rook or Knight mates or (2) Rook takes the knight and mates. These are just wild guesses. If you could provide the site or exact pro...

 Forum: Computer Chess   Topic: Are computer engines better against e4 or d4 ?

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:29 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5931


Just like us humans - beating higher rated opponents!
Drawing will do also - only more slowly 8)

 Forum: Improvement and Instruction   Topic: zero-station player, help me find books to start

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:16 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 2838


No doubt your first selection should be Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course parts 1 and 2. It contains all the basics with a lot of excercises to make sure you have understood the concepts, before going on.

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Knight's Tour

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:05 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 3254


Well, I made a promise to come back later, when the puzzles relating to square control and mobility have been 'grokked'. Assuming this has happened, I now proudly present two more puzzles relating to the concept of opposition. They really are sort of gamelets, where you play against the computer. I ...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Knight's Tour

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:39 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 3254


Hi, everyone.

I have now set these puzzles in interactive form at my site.
Please, go and test them out at:

http://www.mrmip.net/mipso/queens.htm
http://www.mrmip.net/mipso/minsqs.htm
http://www.mrmip.net/mipso/maxsqs.htm
http://www.mrmip.net/mipso/maxmvs.htm

Your friendly Quizzmaster :twisted:

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Knight's Tour

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 2:38 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 3254


Aaah! A puzzlemaster's jackpot! :lol: :lol: To start with take the following: (1) Set 8 queens on a chessboard such that none of them attacks the other. (2) Set all 8 white pieces (not pawns!) so that the minimum number of squares is attacked by them. (How many?) (3) Set the same pieces so that maxi...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Castling

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:08 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 3307


Hello Kemuri, these are the original rules: Rules from game history: - If Ra1 is ever moved from a1 (including castling) right to castle long is lost. - If Ke1 is ever moved from e1 (including castling) right to castle long is lost. I am pretty sure these are not broken by the example game. The fact...

 Forum: General Discussion   Topic: Castling

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:25 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 3307


Since nobody seems to tackle my puzzle, I will post an example game below: 1. h4 g6 2. a4 Bg7 3. d4 Bxd4 4. Bf4 Bxb2 5. Rh3 Bxa1 6. Ra3 d6 7. Rxa1 e6 8. Qd4 Nf6 9. Nc3 O-O 10. O-O-O ?? :shock: As you will notice none of the rules have been broken: Ra1 and Ke1 were never moved from their initial squa...

 Forum: Chess Playing Software   Topic: Chessmaster 9000 for Mac

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:21 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1109


An update.....

Of course you should take a look here first:

http://www.chesscentral.com/chess-software-mac-s/32.htm
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