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I have added a new page to my blog with 10 great tactical exercises.
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I have added a new page to the blog with positions and solutions from the 3 exercises presented earlier this week, all stemming from Giri-Rapport 2017.
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This week: introduction to the endgame 2N vs. pawn. We shall learn two basic steps: 1) change the front and 2) release the reserve knight to attack and mate the king.
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Round 1 of the ongoing Fide Grand Prix in Palma de Mallorca saw an interesting endgame between two world class players. I have worked with the endgame to show how I used and created material for my recent book on Sharp Endgames.
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From this day on, I will post a weekly endgame column on my blog. The positions are from new and old games, and endgame studies are included as well.
This week: The knights inability to lose a tempo, and how to compensate for that.
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Update: A lower rating level of 1500+ has been added to the quiz description!
Solution to the diagram can be found at the end of the blog post.
I have created an entertaining and educational chess quiz with 5 different types of exercises, lasting approximately 2½ hours in a team competition setting. Ideal for a fun evening at the chess club!
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The latest news about Sharp Endgames – my coming book for Quality Chess – is that it will hit the book stores on November 1.
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