Liked this puzzle! White to play, mate in 3 moves.
Last week was a happy week for me because I spent it doing things I like! After a long gap I watched a Grand Master chess tournament - the first GM tournament in Pune which is currently taking place at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. Here are few glimpses. It wasn't just watching the chess... Continue Reading →
Since the COVID pandemic broke out there has been many hurdles in the OTB (Over The Board) chess tournaments. However, the online chess has really taken off in a big way! The amazing web series Queen's Gambit which was released soon after the pandemic and lockdown began was a massive boost to Chess. Then came... Continue Reading →
WHITE TO PLAY & MATE IN 17 Is 17 too long? The first 12 moves probably aren't hard to find. However, finding the 5-move finish might require a bit of imagination! 🙂 — Kurt Keller (after Sergeyevich Kakovin), Die Schwalbe 2022
Sam Loyd (1841-1911) was a well-known American chess player, chess composer and puzzle author. I had read his book of mathematical puzzles selected by the legendary puzzle composer and columnist Martin Gardner. However I didn't know that his chess puzzles were so great. Sam Loyd studies can be frustrating. This one is not too bad,... Continue Reading →
Here are two chess puzzles involving smothered mates in 4 moves White to play and mate in 4 moves...
Steve Jobs is one of my favourite personalities not only because of his business acumen and marketing genius, but also for his ability to articulate thoughts extremely effectively, to use stories, analogies, metaphors to convey his ideas. One such analogy he used to describe Personal Computer in early 80's was "Bicycle of The Mind". Here... Continue Reading →