Sunday, September 29, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The "Chapter 6" homework assignment:

Analyze this position.

How?

Basically play yourself, and notate the moves.
Play well for both sides.
Set this position up on a chess board. Make sure you have a piece of paper and a sharpened pencil (or pen).

Sit with the White or Black pieces in front of you (when in doubt, have White in front of you, and never sit from the "side" of a chess board).

Your moves don't have to be perfect. Just play it out, write down the moves, and enjoy the fact that you are using one of the oldest methods of chess study.

Analysis (because "I play chess against myself" sounds crazy!).

https://lichess.org/study/wtuu8lp0/mAKUaBwN

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Mate in 1 puzzles and answer key.



Sunday, September 08, 2019

Interesting Positions From Class



Who stands better and why? Who has better:
King Safety, Material, Pawn Structure, and Piece Play?




Who stands better and why? Who has better:
King Safety, Material, Pawn Structure, and Piece Play?





Basic Endgames

Saturday, September 07, 2019

King Squeeze Puzzle

Thursday, September 05, 2019

Homework September 5-8



Puzzle PDF (answer key on page 2)
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Au4xwApOTPtIhY8wbg6xvV3HEPaACQ?e=XtaMDE

Solutions, and variations.
https://lichess.org/study/wtuu8lp0/Rc7KqF7m#0

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Fischer-Gadia and Boleslavsky-Lissitsin: GNBB

Good Knight Vs. Bad Bishop

Here's a worksheet you can work on while looking at these two games:

https://1drv.ms/b/s!Au4xwApOTPtIhY8L-f-z7Dh6U0_RuA?e=dzPG1H