Bumper72's Blog


    • A Cheating Accusation, A Game and It's Notes

      The following is not defense of my play, it's just me being a smart alleck.   Well, I've been official accused of cheating.  I don't think there could be a better compliment.  From what I understand it's a right of passage here on chess.com f... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jan 8, 2016
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    • Two Queen Sac's

      I don't think I've ever really sacrificed a Queen, or if I did it was purely by mistake that turned out to be in my favor.  In the beginning of 2016 the opportunity presented itself twice in one week.  One was a gamble, the other took advantage ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jan 5, 2016
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    • Knight Bishop Endings

      Practice your Knight + Bishop endings.   Mate in 2   Mate in 3.   Mate in 4.   Another Mate in 4.   One more.  Mate in 4.   Now the lines get longer.  Maneuver  the King from the Queen side.   Moving the King into the... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Jan 1, 2016
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    • A Very "Fischer" Christmas

      As a Christmas gift I was given "My 60 Memorable Games" -Bobby Fischer  I looked at a few games and then had mine below.  On move 10... 0-0 I sat for quiet a few minutes trying to remember where I had seen a similar position, then game two of Fi... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 28, 2015
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    • Fighting with the Bishops

      Two Bishop mates are a tough one.  I am putting up some training puzzles for myself to come and practice from time to time.  All are welcome to play your best moves.  Good luck.   Run the King along the side.   Deny the escape square. ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 28, 2015
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    • Easy Mate in 3

      From one of my 10 min. games.   | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 19, 2015
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    • Mate in 5.

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      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 18, 2015
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    • Deflection Positions

      Here we have quite a few positions based on the theme of deflection.  I'm not going to post the answers but rather ask that the reader paste the FEN's into their chess engine and try to find the best moves.  For anyone not familiar with an FEN a... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 11, 2015
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    • Tactics

      Mates             Variations, Forcing Variations, Combinations.  Combinations are forced variations with a sacrifice.                 A combination is a forcing variation with a sacricfice, in pursuit of a ... | Read More

      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 10, 2015
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    • Openings: Queen's Gambit Declined

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      • Bumper72
      • | Dec 10, 2015
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