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whitehorse
Member since Feb-08-08 · Last seen Dec-18-09
Whitehorse...proud to be a Filipino.

My top ten favorite Chess Quotes:

1.This is the dance floor 64, come not to dance but come for war!

2.You progress in chess when you make it personal, if you lose in chess don't take it personal.

3.Not all artists are chess players but all chess players are artists.

4.The beauty of a move lies not in it's appearance, but in the thought behind it.

5.Peace is indispensable for human society but totally unacceptable in chess.

6.The greatest compliment one can pay a master is to compare him with Capablanca.

7.There are two types of sacrifices: correct ones and mine - Mikhail Tal

8.Weak players assess a position by counting the captured men, strong players consider only the men remaining on the board.

9.Ask not what your pieces can do for you, ask what you can do for your pieces.

10.There are two ways to spoil a good position: doing nothing when you should doing something and doing something when you should be doing nothing.

My favorite openings as white:

1.Sicilian defense
2.Italian games
3.King's gambit
4.Colle system
5.Reti opening

My favorite openings as black:

1.Caro-Kann defense
2.Budapest defense
3.Slav and Semi-Slav defense

My favorite Grandmasters in Chess:

1.Jose Raoul Capablanca (simplistic approach)
2.Anatoly Karpov (a "boa-constrictor")
3.Gary Kasparov (first player to reach 2800 ELO)
4.Eugene Torre (Asia's first Grandmaster)
5.Rogelio Antonio Jr. (Caro-Kann player)
6.Eduard Gufeld (he has a great sense of humor) 7.Wesley So (Philippines number one chess player)

*** MY CHESS BOOKS COLLECTIONS:

1.PAL BENKO: His Life, Games and Compositions
IM J. Silman
2.PAUL KERES: The Quest for Perfection
Paul Keres and John Nunn
3.CARL SCHLECHTER! Life and Times of the Austrian Chess Wizard Warren Goldman 4.HENRIQUE MECKING: Latin Chess Genius
Stephen Gordon
5.BOBBY FISCHER Profile of a Prodigy
Frank Brady 6.TONY MILES: It's Only Me Geoff Lawton
7.WHY LASKER MATTERS:
Andrew Soltis
8.THE LIFE AND GAMES OF MIKHAIL TAL
Mikhail Tal
9.ANATOLY KARPOV: My Best Games
Translated by Ken Neat
10.AMOS BURN
Forester
11.ALEXANDER ALEKHINE'S GAMES 1902-1946
Leonard Skinner and Robert G.P. Verhoeven
12.KHALIFMAN: Life and Games
Gennady Nesis
13.NAJDORF: Life and Games
T. Lissowsky, A.Mikhalchishin and M. Najdorf
14.MY 60 MEMORABLE GAMES (NEW EDITION)
Bobby Fischer
15.JAN TIMMAN: Timman's Selected Games
Jan Timman
16.THE MAMMOTH BOOK: The World's Greatest Chess Games Burgess, Emms and Nunn
17.THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF CHESS
Burgess
18.THE COMPLETE SEMI-SLAV
Peter Wells
19.THE MIDDLEGAME: Book 1 and 2
Max Euwe and Kramer
20.THE BUDAPEST GAMBIT
Bogdan Lalic
21.THE POWER PROGRAM BOOK 2
Nigel Davies
22.THE WISEST THINGS EVER SAID IN CHESS
Andrew Soltis
23.HYPERMODERN OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR WHITE
Eric Schiller
24.THE COMPLETE IDIOT GUIDE TO CHESS 3rd edition
Patrick Wolff
25.BATSFORD CHESS ENDINGS
Jon Speelman, John Tisdall and Bob Wade
26.SILMAN'S COMPLETE ENDGAME COURSE: From beginner to International Master Jeremy Silman
27.DVORETSKY'S ENDGAME MANUAL: 2nd Edition
Dvoretsky
28.UNORTHODOX CHESS OPENINGS
Eric Schiller
29.THE FABULOUS BUDAPEST GAMBIT
Victor Moskalenko
30.COMPLETE IDIOT GUIDE TO CHESS OPENINGS
William Aramil (author is Filipino-American)
31.CHESS PRAXIS (21st Century Edition)
Aron Nimzowitsch
32.THE BEST OF CHESS LIFE AND REVIEW VOLUME 1: 1933-1960 Bruce Pandolfini
33.MODERN CHESS OPENINGS 15th Edition
Nick De Firmian
34.PIRC ALERT! A Complete Defense Against e4
Lev Alburt
35.THE KING: Chess Pieces
J.H. Donner
36.CHESS ENDINGS: Essential Knowledge
Yuri Averbakh
37.THE CHESS PLAYERS BATTLE MANUAL
Nigel Davies
38.MODERN CHESS STRATEGY
Ludek Pachmann
39.BENKO COUNTER-GAMBIT
David Levy
40.JUDGMENT AND PLANNING IN CHESS
Max Euwe
41.WINNING WITH THE FISCHER-SOZIN ATTACK
Gary Lane
42THE LOGICAL APPROACH TO CHESS
Max Euwe
43.ENCYCLOPEDIA OF GAMES
Barb Whitter
44.FUNDAMENTAL CHESS ENDINGS
Karsten Muller
45.KASPAROV: How His Predecessors Misled Him About Chess Tibor Karolyi and Nick Aplin
46.CHESS MASTER VS CHESS AMATEUR
Max Euwe
47.THE ART OF ATTACK IN CHESS
Vukovic
48.FORCING CHESS MOVES (CHESSCAFE Book of the Year 2008) Charles Hertan
49.AN EXPLOSIVE CHESS OPENING REPERTOIRE FOR BLACK
Jouni Yrjola and Jussi Tella
50.GRANDMASTER PREPARATION
Lev Polugayevsky
51.DANISH DYNAMITE
Karsten Muller
52.KARPOV VS KORCHNOI 1978; The Inside Story of the Match Raymond Keene
53.KARPOV VS KORCHNOI: The World Chess Championship 1981 W.R. Hartston
54.FISCHER VS SPASSKY: The Inside Story of World Chess Championship 55.THE ITALIAN GAMBIT SYSTEM: A Chess Masters Guide to the 1.e4 Player's Repertoire Jude Acers and George Laven
56.RUSSIANS VS FISCHER
Dmitry Plisetsky and Sergey Voronkov
57.THE SEARCH FOR CHESS PERFECTION II
C.J.S. Purdy
58.WONDERS AND CURIOSITIES OF CHESS
Irving Chernev
59.MORPHY: Chess Masterpieces
Fred Reinfeld and Andrew Soltis
60.THE ART OF SACRIFICES IN CHESS
Rudolf Spielmann
61.HOW KARPOV WINS
Edmar Mednis
62.SCOTCH GAME
Peter Wells
63.GREAT BRILLIANCY PRIZE GAMES OF THE CHESS MASTERS
Fred Reinfeld
64.GREAT SHORT GAMES OF THE CHESS MASTERS
Fred Reinfeld
65.CHESS QUOTATIONS FROM THE MASTERS
Henry Hunvald
66.CHESS THEORY AND PRACTICE: The Elements and the Play W. Ritson Morry and W. Melville Mitchell
67.GARRY KASPAROV: Unlimited Challenge
Donald Trelford
68.COMPLETE BOOK OF CHESS OPENINGS
Fred Reinfeld
69.THE MIDDLE GAME IN CHESS
Reuben Fine
70.THE JOYS OF CHESS
Fred Reinfeld
71.THE SECRET OF TACTICAL CHESS: A Manual of Chess Victory Fred Reinfeld
72.THE MODERN CHESS PRIMER (Rare book) 1899 first edition (collector's item) Rev. E. Cunnington
73.MODERN CHESS BRILLIANCY
Larry Evans
74.BLACK IS OK
Andras Adorjan
75.BLACK IS OK FOREVER
Andras Adorjan
76.SECRETS OF THE KING'S INDIAN
Gufeld and Schiller
77.THE ART OF THE MIDDLE GAME
Keres and Kotov
78.AUSTRALIAN CHESS BRILLIANCIES: Creative Attacking Chess from Down Under 79.BATSFORD BOOK OF CHESS RECORDS
Yakov Damsky
80.BEST LESSONS OF A CHESS COACH
Sunil Weeramantry and Edward Eusebi
81.CHESS STRATEGY IN ACTION
John Watson
82.SECRETS OF MODERN CHESS STRATEGY
John Watson
83.FIDE LAWS OF CHESS July 2009 (photocopy only)
84.SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER
Fred Waitzkin
85.Qh4 IN THE SCOTCH GAME
Gutman
86.THE ROMANTIC KING'S GAMBIT: In Games and Analysis
Santasier
87.MARSHALL ATTACK
John Nunn and Harding
88.SICILIAN KALASHNIKOV
Lalic
89.THE COMPLETE SVESHNIKOV SICILIAN
Yakovich
HODGSON
90.SICILIAN, 2.c3 SMITH-MORRA DECLINED
Smith
91.THE RUY LOPEZ MAIN LINE
Glenn Flear
92.TWO KNIGHTS DEFENSE
Beliavsky
93.SMALL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHESS OPENINGS 2nd Edition 2003 Informant 94.MY SYSTEM: 21st Century Edition
Edited by Lou Hayes
95.APPLICATION OF CHESS THEORY
Geller
96.PRACTICAL ENDGAME PLAY:Play Beyond the Basics
Glenn Flear
97.606 PUZZLES FOR CHESS NUTS
Fred Wilson and Bruce Albertson
98.ZURICH CANDIDATES 1953
Bronstein
99.LINARES 2006 (All games)(photocopy only)
100.MAGAZINES: New in Chess, British Chess Magazines, Chess Asia, Inside Chess 101.THE ART OF CHESS COMBINATION
Znosky-Borovsky
102.HOW TO REASSESS YOUR CHESS: The Complete Chess-Mastery course Jeremy Silman
103.THE AMATEUR'S MIND: Turning Chess Misconceptions Into Chess Mastery Jeremy Silman
104.ENGLISH ATTACK (Najdorf Sicilian)
Nick De Firmian
105.WINNING WITH THE KALASHNIKOV
Mc Donald
106.BUDAPEST FAJAROWICZ
Gutman
107.THE SLAV
Burgess
108.WINNING WITH THE SLAV
Markov
109.500 CENTER-COUNTER MINIATURES
Wall
110.500 KING'S GAMBIT MINIATURES
Wall
111.500 SICILIAN MINIATURES
Wall
112.THIS CRAZY WORLD OF CHESS
Larry Evans
113.PLAY LIKE A GRANDMASTER
Alexander Kotov
114.CHESS: From first move to Checkmate
Daniel King
115.THE CHESS INSTRUCTOR 2009
Giddins and Boschs
116.CHESS MADE EASY
C.J.S. Purdy
117.THE COMPLETE QUEEN'S INDIAN
Efim Geller
118.CHESS OPENING TRAP OF THE DAY
Bruce Albertson
119.INTERZONAL CHESS
ACCA
120.AUSTRALIAN CHESS
FM Brian Jones
121.COMPLETE DEFENSE TO KING PAWN (CARO-KANN)
Schiller
122.TECHNIQUES OF MIDDLE GAME IN CHESS
Chaturvedi
123.MODERN CHESS TACTICS
Ludek Pachmann
124.PLAY THE RUY LOPEZ
Andrew Greet
125.MODERN ART OF ATTACK
Ken Smith and John Hall
126.ROOK ENDINGS
V. Smyslov and Levenfish
127.CHESS OPENINGS TRAPS AND ZAPS
Bruce Pandolfini
128.SPASSKY'S 100 BEST GAMES
Bernard Cafferty
129.WORLD TEAM CHESS
Chess Asia
130.OLYMPIC CHESS: Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, 1990
Chess Asia
131.SACRIFICES IN THE SICILIAN
David Levy
132.WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP INTERZONALS: Leningrad and Petropolis, 1973 A. Kotov, B. Wade and Blackstock 133.VIKTOR KORCHNOI'S BEST GAMES
V. Korchnoi
134.FROM MORPHY TO FISCHER: A History of World Chess Championship Al Horowitz 135.THE 1,000 BEST SHORT GAMES OF CHESS
Irving Chernev
136.MODERN BENONI: Survey of a Structure
Steffen Zeutten
137.200 DEMANDING CHESS PUZZLE
Marin Greif
138.THE ABC'S OF CHESS
Bruce Pandolfini
139.GUINNESS CHESS THE RECORDS
Ken Whyld
140.CHESS (5,000+ chess positions)
L. Polgar
141.GREAT CHESS UPSETS
Samuel Reshevsky
142.CHESS OPENINGS FOR WHITE EXPLAINED
Lev Alburt
143.CHESS OPENINGS FOR BLACK EXPLAINED
Lev Alburt
144.WORLD CUP CHESS: Belfort, France July 1988
Chess Asia
145.WORLD CUP CHESS: Reykjavik, Iceland October 1988
Chess Asia
146.WORLD CUP CHESS: Barcelona, Spain April 1989
Chess Asia
147.WORLD CUP CHESS: Skelleftea, Sweden August 1989
Chess Asia
148.WORLD CUP CHESS: Moscow, Russia 1991-1992
Chess Asia
149.WORLD CUP CHESS: Reggio Emilia, Italy 1992
Chess Asia
150.SAHOVSKI INFORMATOR: Volume 15, 17, 18, 19
151. SECRETS OF ROOK ENDINGS
John Nunn
152.GRANDMASTER REPERTOIRE: 1.d4 Volume 1
Boris Avrukh
153.FINE ART OF CHESS ANNOTATION & OTHER THOUGHTS VOLUME 1 C.J.S. Purdy (courtesy of <wordfunph>) 154.FINE ART OF CHESS ANNOTATION & OTHER THOUGHTS
Volume 2 C.J.S. Purdy
155.FINE ART OF CHESS ANNOTATION & OTHER THOUGHTS Volume 3 C.J.S. Purdy 156.GRANDMASTER SECRETS OPENINGS courtesy of <wordfunph> Andrew Soltis
157.CHESS FOR DUMMIES
James Eade
158.CHESS: The Search For Mona Lisa
Eduard Gufeld
159.CHESS L.Hoffer (Rare book, Collector's item)
160.CHESS STRATEGY FOR CLUB PLAYERS
Herman Grooten
161.CHINESE SCHOOL OF CHESS
Liu Wenzhe
162.STARTING OUT: THE COLLE
Richard Palliser
163.SAN LUIS 2005
Alik Gershon & Igor Nor
164.THE SVESHNIKOV RELOADED
Dorian Rogozenko
165.THE KING'S GAMBIT
Neil McDonald
166.VAN PERLO'S ENDGAME TACTICS (Chesscafe.com book of the year) Van Perlo
167.BIRTH OF A CHESS QUEEN
Marilyn Yalom
168.THE KING'S INDIAN A Complete Black Repertoire
Victor Bologan
169.ATTACKING MANUAL 1
Jacob Aagaard
170.THE LATVIAN GAMBIT LIVES
Tony Kosten
171.THE BERLIN WALL
John Cox
172.LEARN FROM THE LEGENDS Chess Champion At Their Best (CHESSCAFE Book of the Year 2005) Mihail Marin
173.WHITE KING AND RED QUEEN
Daniel Johnson
174.THE CONTROVERSIAL SAEMISCH KING'S INDIAN
Chris Ward
175.DISMANTLING THE SICILIAN: A Complete Repertoire For White Jesus de la Villa 176.WINNING WITH THE SICILIAN DEFENCE 2nd Edition
A Complete Repertoire Against 1.e4
Jeremy Silman
177.RUSSIAN SILHOUETTES
Genna Sosonko
178.BOBBY FISCHER The Career and Complete Games of the American World Chess Champion Karsten Muller 179.THE KING-HUNT
John Nunn and William Cozens
180.FRENCH DEFENCE Steinitz Classical and Other Systems Lev Psakhis 181.THE FLEXIBLE FRENCH
Viktor Moskalenko
182.BEATING THE PETROFF
Vassilios Kotronias and Andreas Tzermiadianos
183.THE COMPLETE DRAGON
Eduard Gufeld and Oleg Stetsko
184.THE GRUENFELD FOR ATTACKING PLAYER
Bogdan Lalic
185.THE RUY LOPEZ REVISITED
Ivan Sokolov
186.REVOLUTIONIZE YOUR CHESS
Viktor Moskalenko
187.THE GREATEST EVER CHESS OPENING IDEAS
Christoph Scheerer
188.THE DUTCH FOR ATTACKING PLAYER
Steffen Pedersen
189.THE SCHLIEMANN (JAENISCH) DEFENSE CLASSICAL VARIATION Shamkovich and Schiller ***

MY FAVORITE ENDGAME STUDIES

1. D. Novomesky and L. Siran, 2002


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White to play and win

Solution:

1.c7 e2 2.c8=Q e1=Q 3.Qc4+ Qb4 4.Qc6+ Qb5 5.Qe4+ Qb4 6.Qd3! a6 (zugzwang) 7.Qd7+ Qb5 8.Qd4+ Qb4 9.Qd3 g4 (zugzwang 2) 10.Qd7+ Qb5 11.Qg4+ Qb4 12.Qd7+ Qb5 13.Qd4+ Qb4 14.Qd3 g5 (zugzwang 3) 15.Qd7+ Qb5 16.Qd4+ Qb4 17.Qd3 g6 (zugzwang 4) 18.Qd7+ Qb5 19.Qd4+ Qb4 20.Qd3 g4 (zugzwang 5) 21.Qd7+ Qb5 22.Qg4+ Qb4 23.Qd7+ Qb5 24.Qd4+ Qb4 25.Qd3 g5 (zugzwang 6) 26.Qd7+ Qb5 27.Qd4+ Qb4 28.Qd3 g4 (zugzwang 7) 29.Qd7+ Qb5 30.Qg4+ Qb4 31.Qd7+ Qb5 32.Qd4+ Qb4 33.Qd3 last and final zugzwang. white wins.

2.D. Gurgenidze and V. Kalandadze, 2nd prize, Shakmathny v. USSR, 1975


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White to play and win

Solution: 1.e8=N Rg1 2.Kh5 Rf1 3.g5 Rg1 4.Kh6 Rf1 5.g6 Rg1 6.Kh7 Rf1 7.g7 Rg1 8.Kh8 Rf1 9.g8=Q Rg1 10.Qg7 Rf1 11.Kh7 Rg1 12.Qg6 Rf1 13.Kh6 Rg1 14.Qg5 Rf1 15.Kh5 Rg1 16.Qg4 Rf1 17.Kh4 Rg1 18.Qg3! Rf1 19.Nd6! Rf4+ 20.Kh3 Rh4+ 21.Kg2 and mate next move.

3.F. Amelung, Duna-zeitung, 1897


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White to move and mate in 2

Solution: In this problem, we have to step back. What was black's last move? If it is the king it must have come from g7, but if the pawn on f6 gave check, where it came from? If black's pawn came from g6, white's king was in illegal check. So the last move was g7-g5. 1.hxg6 e.p. Kh5 2.Rh7#

4.Van Breukelen, 1990


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White to play and win

Solution:1.Nf6+ Kg7! (1...Kh8 2.d8=Q followed by mate in 3) 2.Nh5+ Kg6 (2...Kf7 then 3.d8=Q wins) 3.Bc2+ Kxh5 4.d8=Q!! Nf7+ 5.Ke6 Nxd8+ 6.Kf5 (threatening 7.Bd1#) e2 7.Be4 (threatening 8.Bf3#) e1=N 8.Bd5!! c2 9.Bc4 (threatening 10.Be2 and mate in 2) c1=N 10.Bb5 (threatening 11.Be8+ with mate in 2) Nc7 11.Ba4 Ne2 12.Bd1 Nf3 13.Bxe2 (any move by black) 14.Bxf3# A beautiful and fascinating problem!

5.P. Heuaecker


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White to play and win

Solution: 1.Ba7! Ba1 (1...Bxa7? 2.h7 white wins) 2.Kg1 Bc3 3.Kc2 Ba1 4.Bd4!! Bxd4 (if 4...exd4 then 5.Kd3 followed by a7 and wins) 5.Kd3 Bg2 6.Ke4 and win

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   Sep-26-09 wordfunph chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <wordfunph: seems a good book.. http://www.ukgamesshop.com/Merchant... ; Thanks sir <wordfunph>...Yup nasa list ko na po yan. Wala pa d2 ang book. Quality chess is the publisher. You can visit www.qualitychess.co.uk and download their catalog. The best mga books ...
 
   Sep-20-09 pulsar chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <pulsar: <156.CHESS: The Search For Mona Lisa Eduard Gufeld> I think I read somewhere that this is the same book that I have, although mine's with a different title.> Bro <pulsar> I guess yours is "Gufeld, My Life In Chess", copyright 1994, 306 pages. It's an ...
 
   Sep-20-09 Nf3em chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <epistle: sir <Nf3em>...helloooo... nasaan na kayo...? helloooo...> The "King" can't make any headway at the moment because he is "heavily guarded by a Queen surrounded by Pawns." LOL! Bro <Nf3em> magparamdam ka...ahehe Have a nice day together with your ...
 
   Sep-18-09 whitehorse chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: Fact of the Day: Capablanca has never been checkmated!
 
   Sep-17-09 epistle chessforum (replies)
 
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   Sep-17-09 batongol chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <batongol: Abe Bespren, Istu ya T shirt...salamat ne. Appreciate ku itang agad muku aisip abe para kanita...I appreciate it really... Abe alidaka pin akaklasi pero siguru mibatch kata pin..> Abe you're welcome. Sana one day mika reunion tamu keng JASHS ne para akit tala ...
 
   Sep-17-09 spawn2 chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <spawn2: <whitehorse> bro, am happy to see that u also use the Colle System. I also use it from time to time and its very dangerous if your opponent does not pay attention to the threat of the tabiya which is to mate the black king in the vicinity of the h7 square : ...
 
   Sep-14-09 SugarDom chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <SugarDom: Thanks for the call bro Whitehorse ... Sarap pakinggan boses kapampangan parang din yung kaibigan kong engineer....> e-e-e. You're welcome abe. Kait saan makapunta ang kapampangan alata kung magsalita. Kilala ko yang kaibigan mong engineer...:=)
 
   Sep-13-09 Wesley So (replies)
 
whitehorse: <renecon: I seldom post message here to give way for those who post unnecessary and meaningless message. Peace to all.> Bro if you are referring to <Brahdah>'s morse code they're not meaningless...Here's the full translation FYI: "Good day to all. Thanks for the ...
 
   Sep-12-09 Winter chessforum (replies)
 
whitehorse: <wordfunph: bro <Winter> best buy.. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl... ; Ngek!!! mas mahal pa handling kesa sa price. In this book the authors selected 100 games (not so sure) from thousands of games using some criteria. Included sa book na yan yun game nila ...
 
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