Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Two pawns up in the rook endgame - let's have fun!

The game at Chessgames.com

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Well, some lacks knowledge about chess...

Chess club for autistic children making the right moves

A chess club for autistic and gifted children in Tasmania is moving ahead in leaps and bounds in its first year, with members tackling their first state-wide tournament.

Link to the article 
The video 

Chess: New York City's Trendiest Game


Friday, December 27, 2013

Melbourne Chess Club



Majority of pieces in the attack

Gary Lane writes in his book, Prepare to Attack, that "A simple way to try and correctly evaluate what is going on in a position is to count the pieces that are attacking compared to the number defending. ...such positions tend to favour the one with the majority of pieces."

Here is two positions from the book:



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About me

I played my first chess game in December 1977 and was lucky to hold draw. I continued to play chess and joined a chess club in September 1978. I'm still enjoying playing chess. I like to do many other things than playing chess. Long walks, some jogging, cycling, reading books, listen to music, watch movies, writing and much more. Life is fun!