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|May-04-05|| ||kevin86: A brilliant and unexpected final move! I remember a similar move in a game by two Russians-where after the rook move,white couldn't take the queen on a threat of mate-so more monoevering was necessary.|
|May-04-05|| ||Marco65: <Elrathia Kingi> I'm going through "303 Tricky Chess Tactics" for the second time, and I think it's excellent, except for a few errors. It's a collection of problems on several themes. I also have "303 Tricky Chessmates" from the same authors, but I don't like it.|
I needed a book to read while commuting to work, and this is the sort of book doesn't require to bring a board with you. For the same reason, CT-Art wouldn't be good for me.
Reading Silman, as donhart suggests, can't hurt, but in my opinion it's a matter of priority, otherwise why not also studying endgames, and openings, and etc. etc.
It all depends on your level. I should find a Novice Nook article by Dan Heisman that tells a lot about beginners reading Silman and feeling they improved a lot, and are surprised their ELO doesn't reflect that!
|May-04-05|| ||Rama: What got to me, finally, was Averbakh's "Chess Tactics". His theme is the double-attack -- every successful tactic involves the double-attack in some way, even K+p endings where the K might be "attacking" a particular square. |
Here Rf8! is a double-attack on the K and Q, with the added filip of the N-fork which is itself a double-attack.
|May-04-05|| ||Marco65: <303 Tricky Chessmates> I meant Checkmates of course :)|
|May-04-05|| ||kugely: When one tells me: "White or black moves and win", it is usually a matter of time till you eventually find a way to do it.|
The big question is how one can tell the exact timing to make the spectacular move. How one can determine whether the next move should aim to continue "developing gradually his army" and not the time to make the big move - to risk, to viciously attack in order to win, and devastate the opponent?
|May-04-05|| ||WannaBe: <<kugely> The big question is how..>|
By then one are probably such a good/great player (FM? IM? GM?) that you won't/don't want to tell anyone the answer! 8-)
B. Fischer: Yeah, I'll tell you for 10 bucks!
V. Anand: No, I'll do it for 5!
V. Kramnik: I'll do it for FREE!!
|May-04-05|| ||riqhi: nice, but too easy :)|
|May-04-05|| ||aw1988: I got Bd4, but did not expect Rf8+!, which now is quite obvious, but not while I was solving the puzzle!|
|May-04-05|| ||OhioChessFan: I really enjoy the sharing of thought processes. It's admirable some are humble enough to admit they didn't get it. And educational when they explain WHY they didn't get it. Great stuff here. As for me, I tried B-d4 for a while and gave up. When I saw the answer, it was deflating how easy the solution was.|
|May-04-05|| ||Backward Development: I got it! I've been looking at Alburt's tactics book and the methods in it are very good. "Every combination has a goal." The fairly straightfoward statement had a big effect on my thinking with regard to puzzles and studies. Don't look for a line, look for a goal! Deflect the black rook or decoy the black king onto a fatal square. Good puzzle.|
|May-04-05|| ||mellow: MmmmWah Ha ha ha ha.......
|May-04-05|| ||hintza: That wasn't very mellow :-)|
|May-04-05|| ||Rank Amateur: I solved a Wed puzzle, which maybe means it was easy, but I worked at if for a while, so it was fun and rewarding.|
|May-05-05|| ||patzer2: Today's puzzle solution 18. Rf8+! is a decisive double attack. If 18...Rxf8, then the Black Queen falls (i.e. removing the guard). If 18...Kxf8, then the Knight Fork 19. Qxd7+! wins decisive material.|
|May-05-05|| ||mellow: Just so there are no misunderstandings that was my attempt at a 'villainous' laugh (as discussed earlier... :)|
|May-05-05|| ||hintza: Gwahahahahahaha|
|May-08-05|| ||Saruman: What made this a rather easy puzzle for me, was that I spotted a familiar pattern with c5-d7-e5-f8, and therefore solved it instantly. Patternrecogintion in particular seems to be one of my strenghts as I can often very quickly recall some pattern I have seen long ago. Now as I often play blitz or bullet, I have realized and increased that ability considerably; which I think most people could do if they spent some time with it. Personally I think the the very key to chess success is pattern recognition, or "just" to be able to see the lines of force. It seems as if though few chessplayers accentuate that enough. |
I think it would benefit greatly for some people to spend more time studying the relationships between the pieces for awhile; before making any caluclations whatsoever. Especially those who tend to "get stuck" on these types of problems.
|May-10-05|| ||patzer2: On second thought, this is a simple deflection combination, forcing either a decisive knight fork or the loss of the Queen (removing the guard).|
|Aug-28-05|| ||THE pawn: Cool names here.|
|Aug-15-07|| ||rozumim: Vili vili good game.|
|Aug-15-07|| ||contra: Wily last move.|
|Aug-21-11|| ||Rob Morrison: Pretty conclusion but I would suggest that the previous move, 17. Nc5, was actually a positional mistake. White's best chance for a positional edge, in controlling key dark squares, lies is keeping the N rather than the B. Best for white would have been 17. Bc5!--which maintains the same cute tactical defence of the e-pawn.|
After 17. Nc5 Bxc5! 18. Bxc5 Qg5 threatens 19. . . Bf5. If that bishop gets to e4 black could even end up with a slight tactical initiative. Yes, it is annoying that black cannot oppose on the f-file, but there's no reason to think that that should be decisive.
|Aug-21-11|| ||I play the Fred: The Clash of Syllables.|
|Aug-28-12|| ||Tullius: <Rob Morrison> The reason Dzindzi plays 17.Nc5 instead of 17.Bc5 is that the Bishop on c5 would be pinned to the King. After 17.Nc5 the Knight is not pinned because the Bishop is on e3. This is not my conjecture, this is what he says himself, but it sounds reasonable to me because a piece that is pinned to the King is indeed annoying. Immediately after the blockading move to c5 White will start doubling his Rooks on the F-file, on f3 and f1. Black's Queen on the G-file can thus be met with Rf3-g3, in which case it might even be advantageous for White that, after exchange on c5, he is left with the Bishop instead of a Knight because he can now sacrifice his e-pawn (e5-e6) and retreat his Bishop to d4, with a dangerous attack on the King. But perhaps there's no reason to think that that should be decisive either. Personally, I am deeply impressed by the way Dzindzi plays the Scotch Gambit. Your comments were stimulating.|
|Oct-17-12|| ||Tullius: My previous post was not complete. If White plays 17.Nc5 the Knight can be protected with b2-b4, which means that he can move his Queen to start operations on the King-side. After 17.Bc5 the Knight obstructs the b-pawn.|
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