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    • Chess school: King march

      I am starting a new series of strategical and tactical themes - Chess school. In the following example, black pieces are completely tied down to defense, but it seems white can not increase the pressure (or can he?). White puts his last piece (whi... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 16, 2011
      • | 3526 views
      • | 11 comments
    • Play like Bobby Fischer! (part 2)

      I saw quite a lot of interest in my previous blog (Play like Bobby Fischer!) and here is the 2nd part on Bobby Fischer. You will be able to find some interesting anecdotes and quotes from his life and an amazing annotated game.  Like most chess ... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 8, 2011
      • | 6889 views
      • | 33 comments
    • Play like Bobby Fischer!

      Test yourself and try to play like Bobby Fischer! After that, scroll down and you will find the complete game. If you find any improvements, please comment! I wont bother you with all the details about his successes, I am sure you know (almost)... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 2, 2011
      • | 8436 views
      • | 37 comments
    • Test your tactics + Rubinstein masterpiece

      Check these cool puzzles and try to solve them. When you are done solving them, scrool down and check a masterpiece by Rubinstein.  If you want to see more cool puzzles and improve your positional and tactical knowledge, check my older blogs. F... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | Jun 1, 2011
      • | 2176 views
      • | 12 comments
    • Geometry - the kingdom for the Knight

      The following two studies are awesome examples of chess geometry. In positions in which geometry occurs, pieces are placed in such a way that the knights can take advantage of that and create beautiful forks, nets, double attacks etc. The puzzles... | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 30, 2011
      • | 3591 views
      • | 20 comments
    • A chess mill

      White is pinned along the 5th rank. How can he save the piece and create a "mill"? Scroll down and you will find the complete game. Enjoy.       | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 29, 2011
      • | 3005 views
      • | 7 comments
    • A beautiful mate

      White has many good continuations but only one leads to a beautiful mate! Can you find it? | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 28, 2011
      • | 2653 views
      • | 18 comments
    • A quick puzzle

      How can white save the game? | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 26, 2011
      • | 1951 views
      • | 20 comments
    • Amazing rook

      It seems that white is lost due to the bishop+passed pawns combo, but white rook can save the day. Can you solve this one? (It is not so easy so take your time) | Read More

      • IM Juraldo
      • | May 26, 2011
      • | 1135 views
      • | 8 comments