Garry Kasparov played a near perfect game against David Navara at the St. Louis Chess Club yesterday (16th August 2017), only to see it all blow up in his face when checkmate appeared inevitable. Can you find what’s wrong with 49.Nb4-c6+ ? […]
Chess is a competitive game and those who play it like to win. But it’s not always so easy when your opponent is hell-bent on winning too. If you want to win more games, more tournaments, more prizes and perhaps […]
Magnus Carlsen doesn’t get too many wins against Giri – and he missed a great opportunity recently at Tata Steel Chess, eventually drawing a 123 move game. What should Magnus have played here, at move 56? White to play.
Ever had it where you get a really good position and your tactical radar starts going crazy? You know there’s a win here somewhere… but when you play the obvious moves your opponent somehow escapes. Trust your intuition – there […]
(Board viewed from Black’s perspective). Wesley So (White) had a slight edge but his last move, Qd7, was careless. What did Magnus Carlsen play?
(Board viewed from Black’s perspective). Yuri Averbakh, the renowned endgame expert, is a pawn up against Viktor Korchnoi and the passed h-pawn will also fall after Rb1-h1. What should Black do?
In 2006, the Icelandic TV station Ríkisútvarpið RUV broadcast a rapid match between masters Arnar Gunnarson and Bragi Thorfinsson in which the position below was reached. Gunnarson, playing Black and short of time, picked up his King before noticing the move would […]
White to play.
How can Black get a large advantage here? (The 1985 computer did not find the best move).
White to play.