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You are playing against Magnus Carlsen in the World Blitz championship. He has drifted into a lost position with some careless play. You have only 5 seconds to his three. How do you deliver the last shot?
In our review of ChessBase Magazine #159 we set a little challenge for our readers. It appears that many have missed it. In the following position Jan Timman, veteran GM missed a beautiful combination that would have crowned his play (he won the game anyway). He did find the combination thereafter and published it to […]
In the following position White had just played 28.Nf1? (no prizes for guessing the names of players!) and resigned immediately after 28…Qe1! But what about 28…Qd1? Doesn’t that win for Black as well? Our readers easily remembered this position from Game 9 of the recently concluded World Championship Match 2013. But some wrongly assumed, all […]
In the following position Black played 1…Bd6. He had other aggressive continuations like 1…Nf3+ followed by…Rxh2+. Would they have been preferable to the game continuation? Answer: No. Other moves are not preferable to 1…Bd6!. It’s still the best move in this position, combining attack and defence. Reader John Ngangi’s move 1…Ba3!? leads to fascinating play […]
In the following position both kings are on the edge of precipice. Should White play for a win or go for a draw? In the game he made the wrong decision. Perhaps you can do better. White to move Scherbakov– Arlazarov USSR1972
In the following position, White is already a rook and knight down. Should he seek a win or try to find a draw? This is a position arising out of Kasparov’s analysis of The Immortal Game (Anderssen-Kieseritzky 1851) in Vol. I of My Great Predecessors (Everyman Chess.2003)