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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Endgame magic: Can you find the idea?

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Hello Everyone,

Time for some endgame ideas. It's the ideas behind our calculations that give our chess its beauty. That is also why we humans are different from computers.

Here is a simple endgame for you. Don't rush off calculating right away. Figure out the idea first and then you will see how the calculations fall in place like pieces made to fit. Enjoy.

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  • At October 15, 2010 at 6:51 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think the only way to win this is trap the rook but am too tired to work out the moves. good night. hope someone posts the answers by morning. grin.

  • At October 15, 2010 at 9:20 AM , Anonymous Saira Fernando, Madrid said...

    Hey Anonymous you can just run the flashplayer and see the answer instead of waiting for it. Enjoy.

  • At October 16, 2010 at 12:22 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's a forced line ... I verified it with Fritz, it looks like White might have alternative lines, but they all go bust, Quite Elegant though when you see what our Queen has cooked up in her chess kitched.

    hmmm, maybe cooked wasn't the best choice of words. Oh well. BB.


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