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How to study chess tactics on your phone – best combinations of 2016 collection

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

This is a screencast from my smartphone, illustrating how to solve chess puzzles in the Kindle app, reading through an ebook  https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Chess-Combinations-November-Quarterly/dp/1520868243 that contains over 140 best combinations played by strong chess players in tournaments that took place in the fourth quarter of 2016. The highlights/arrows in the video are a bit clumsy, but they are obviously only there because there is now other way to point at things when making a video on the phone.

Source: chessblogger

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – June 17, 2017

Saturday, June 24th, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 3 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

More of Best Combinations of 2016 – October, November, December 2016

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
image4 My ebook Modern Chess Combinations: October, November, December 2016 is now also available in paperback format, so you can order a physical copy and have it delivered to you like most chess books you probably already own. Here is a sample set of exercises for you to get the taste of it.
The highlight of this edition are the games from the World Championshop match between Karjakin and Carlsen, and World Rapid and Blitz Championship. The combination played by Magnus Carlsen in the last game of the tie-break – was found by him instantly and was a worthy finish to the tough match. It proved yet again, that being able to spot tactics quickly and effortlessly is an essential part of being a strong player.

Scroll down to see the solutions:


Rakhmanov, Ale – Domogaev, S.
   2016.10.04   

14
White’s turn


Dreev, A. – Lugovskoy, M.
   2016.10.04   

15
White’s turn


Shaposhnikov, E. – Vitiugov, N.
   2016.10.04   

16
White’s turn

Solutions

Rakhmanov, Ale – Domogaev, S.
ch-RUS Blitz 2016   2016.10.04   

149
24. Rxf5

Black resigned in view of

24. … gxf5 25. Qg5 1-0


Dreev, A. – Lugovskoy, M.
ch-RUS Blitz 2016   2016.10.04   

150
37. Qxh6+
Black resigned in view of

37. … Bxh6 38. Rh7# 1-0


Shaposhnikov, E. – Vitiugov, N.
ch-RUS Blitz 2016   2016.10.04   

151
32. Qxd4
Black resigned in view of

32. … exd4 33. Rc8+ Bd8 34. Rxd8+ Qe8 35. Rxe8# 1-0

Source: chessblogger

Replayable games from The Break – Learn From Schlechter, Botvinnik and Kramnik

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

The link to Sample Games from the Break Book gives the first 20 unnotated games from my book The Break – Learn From Schlechter, Botvinnik and Kramnik. Get the book from amazon to see the entire 70+ example games and puzzles.

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Source: chessblogger

2017 May TNT has been rated by the CFC

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

See the crosstable here: http://chess.ca/crosstable?tournament_check_number=201706007

Congratulations to the following who achieved new peak established ratings:

Theo Wolchock 2103
Zachary Piche 1456

Source: Chess Manitoba

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – May 20, 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to move and mate in three (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

2017 Canadian Chess Challenge

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Follow the results here:

http://www.chess-challenge.chess-math.org/national/results/2017/English/index.xml

Source: Chess Manitoba

Typical IQP tactical breakthrough from Lichess game

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Here is a rapid game example I could have included into my IQP ebook/paperback:

imageFind the best move for White after Black made a typical mistake.

 

Source: chessblogger

Cecil’s Saturday Puzzle – May 6, 2017

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)

Source: Chess Manitoba

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