Originally posted on January 20, 2013. 1...Qh1 2.g4 Qf3# or if White plays anything other than 2.g4 Black checkmated with Qf1# Also 1...Qf3 2.c4 and Black can play Nc1-Ne2-Ng1# while White pushes his c-pawn. Almost stalemate but not quite.
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Quick note about worksheets: People sometimes ask me where I get my worksheets. I prefer to make them by hand using ChessBase. Usually I use rhetorical questions so they are very easy to solve. When it comes to making tactic and checkmate puzzles, I get the puzzles from famous games. If a student's goal is to do thousands of puzzles, I usually recommend software or websites. Although it uses a lot of paper and is more time-consuming, I find that doing things with pen/pencil and paper is a fun and relaxing way to learn. I recommend using this traditional method along with using training software or websites.
This blog is about 7 years old now. It had about 300 posts but I temporarily put them all in draft mode, since a lot of them are REALLY boring. I will, gradually, republish the posts that are not complete junk (events that are memorable to me personally, but also interesting chess stuff). I might even update some of them or add notes (but mainly just " strike through " broken links). A lot of the "chess stuff" on this blog is written towards an audience of experienced chess players and I will try to label such posts accordingly.