Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Sacrifice to Win #8This is the last "Sacrifice" puzzle. I hope you've enjoyed them as much as I have. White wins in two moves. The first is a sacrifice. http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-8Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:43:23 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-8Sacrifice to Win #7This example is called a "Smothered Mate". White sacrifices and mates in two. http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-7Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:30:12 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-7White Mates in One MoveI love this puzzle. It's so obvious but it took me a while to figure it out. White mates in one move. http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/white-mates-in-one-moveSun, 22 Aug 2010 20:07:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/white-mates-in-one-moveSacrifice to Win #6Here is a pretty easy one. White sacrifices to mate in two. http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-6Sun, 22 Aug 2010 15:27:15 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-6Sacrifice to Win #5There is only one way for black to mate in two and it involves a sacrifice. Black to move. http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-5Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:23:30 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-5Sacrifice to Win #4White is three pawns down but wins after a sacrifice. Can you spot it? http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-4Sun, 22 Aug 2010 08:18:35 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-4Bill ClintonPresident Bill Clinton is my cousin. Here is a picture of my mother and my grandfather standing with Bill. Bill's mother and my mother were first cousins. That means that Bill is my mother's second cousin and my third cousin. Do you count cousins ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/bill-clintonSat, 21 Aug 2010 22:18:53 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/bill-clintonSacrifice to Win #3White makes a sacrifice to deal the final blow. Can you see how? http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-3Sat, 21 Aug 2010 20:27:45 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-3Sacrifice to Win #2Black makes a sacrifice to mate in two moves. Can you spot the sacrifice? http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-2Sat, 21 Aug 2010 19:17:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win-2Sacrifice to WinWhite is two pieces down (both Bishops). How can White sacrifice a piece to gain mate on the second move? http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win3Fri, 20 Aug 2010 22:01:08 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/sacrifice-to-win3First Place (32 years ago)This past week Hope, Arkansas held its annual Watermelon Festival. Lots of games and activities. Thirty-two years ago I organized a chess tournament as one of the activities during the festival. I'm the guy in the background with the beard. http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/first-place-32-years-agoSun, 15 Aug 2010 13:18:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/first-place-32-years-agoCheating My Way to the Top!I've only been a member of Chess.com for a couple of months and I would say that I'm like everyone else, I didn't read the fine print before I gave them my money and they didn't refuse my money while insisting that I read the fine print first. Th...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/cheating-my-way-to-the-topMon, 09 Aug 2010 14:27:38 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/cheating-my-way-to-the-topIs It A Draw?I'm not always certain as to when I should offer a draw. I don't think any of my opponents have ever offered me a draw. But, I'm in favor of offering and accepting a draw if I believe the game is truly a draw. There are three basic ways that a ga...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/is-it-a-drawThu, 05 Aug 2010 15:19:27 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/is-it-a-drawChess BooksOnce upon a time I owned several chess books. I can't remember the titles or the authors but I remember reading each of these books several times and I believe I benefited from them. These books are history. I don't know what happened to them but ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/chess-books4Tue, 03 Aug 2010 17:57:21 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/chess-books4David Bronstein and the King's GambitGM Gserper has written a couple of articles on David Bronstein. Here are the links to those articles: Part 1 & Part 2. According to the articles, David Bronstein was a large influence in bringing the King's Gambit back into popularity. The a...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/david-bronstein-and-the-kings-gambitSun, 01 Aug 2010 15:07:42 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/david-bronstein-and-the-kings-gambitWatermelon Festival It's nearly time for Hope's 34th annual Watermelon Festival. I was 19 when Hope had her first festival and I remember it well. The mother of a good friend of mine was the director of the Hope Chamber of Commerce at the time and the Watermelon F...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/watermelon-festivalMon, 26 Jul 2010 13:53:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/watermelon-festivalGambit's ParlorI have created a new group: Gambit's Parlor. The purpose of the group is to help all players study different Gambit Tactics and Strategies. There are many gambits so if you are a student of one in particular then join the group and share your kno...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/gambits-parlorSat, 17 Jul 2010 20:24:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/gambits-parlorKing's Gambit (Accepted)I really enjoy playing the King's Gambit. I especially enjoy it when it is accepted by my opponent. Here is a youtube video that explores Fischer's use of the Gambit. It's very educational and I think you will discover why it is such a powerful op...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/kings-gambit-accepted2Thu, 01 Jul 2010 20:46:02 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/kings-gambit-accepted2Hope, ArkansasHope, Arkansas is known for several things. First, we are the home of the world's largest watermelon which weighed in at 268.8 pounds. Here is a video from YouTube of Ivan Bright out in his melon patch. Mr. Bright has since passed on but his son i...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/hope-arkansasFri, 18 Jun 2010 21:08:58 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/hope-arkansasA Little About MeI am 53 years old. I live in Hope, Arkansas and I teach Truck Driving at a local Junior College. My father taught me to play chess before I turned 10 years old and I've been playing since that time. I enjoy the game and I am just now beginning to ...http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/a-little-about-me4Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:24:15 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/Jabbok/a-little-about-me4