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  • CHECKMATES OF THE DAY - 05.04.2015 - day 145

    World Champion Mikhail Tal beat Michael Becker in a simul in Boston in 1988: White to move and mate in 1: World Champion Garry Kasparov won against P. Guerrero in a simul in Madrid in 1997: White to move and mate in 2: My student Julian Tr... | Read More

  • Stalemate! The Most Aesthetic Swindle

    I am constantly asked by students why stalemate is a draw and not a win. My answer (rightly or wrongly) is that chess is a better game because stalemate is a draw. Narrowly superior positions such as pawn up endings and even equal pawn endings oft... | Read More

  • The Ultimate Blunder

    The Ultimate Blunder is Tim Krabbe's term for when someone resigns in a winning position. You can find his collection of examples here: http://timkr.home.xs4all.nl/chess2/resigntxt.htm.   I felt pretty clever for a little tonight while after p... | Read More

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