Puzzles: Pawn Mower

Maurice Ashley is a Jamaican-American chess player, author, and commentator. In 1999, he earned the FIDE title of Grandmaster, making him the first black person to do so. Ashley is well known as a commentator for high-profile chess events. He also spent many years teaching chess. In 2010 he developed a type of puzzles using... Continue Reading →

Resumed Chess…

I mentioned in a recent post that I was looking forward to 2022 and was hoping for it to be the best year in a decade or so. There are few reasons for that hope/belief/optimism. One, few of the things, decisions, investments (money, time, emotional connects) might yield results. Two, quality of life might improve.... Continue Reading →

Chess Puzzle

Black has an active queen, but White hopes to take advantage of the weakened back rank and somehow turn the tables! 🙂 It's WHITE TO PLAY. Can he win? 1.Rb2, 1.Rd2, and 1.Re2 are the candidate first moves. But which of them is the best? And why? — Dawid Przepiórka, 1920

Chess Puzzle

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 2 Is this really a mate in 2, with the white king so severely exposed on b4? Well, well, well… there are more things in the kingdom of Caïssa, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy! 🙂 — Godfrey F. Heathcote (Revue d'Échecs 1904, 1st Prize)

Chess Puzzle

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3 If you're a chess player in the habit of blundering regally — like missing back rank mates and hanging queens kind of regal — then solving this little oldie might just salve your broken confidence! 🙂 — Sámuel Goldberg, 1897

Chess Puzzle

This is an interesting chess puzzle which I found on Twitter I managed to guess the correct answer but not very convincingly

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