My Blindfold game with Coach Joe Lafornara - by Coach Sean Tobin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

CHESS PUZZLES for my chess students - FROM A RECENT GAME!

Taken from a USCF QUICK CHESS rated Game played last night! - Chess Coach Sean.

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Here is a nice two move checkmate puzzle for the less experienced players out there... or a two mover for all lovers of chess! Black to play and win.

PUZZLE I

COACH SEAN



COACH KEN

So this was move 35 and my previous play had been 34. ...Nh4 setting up a threat. Ken played 35. d3 - d4 and now you have the diagrammed position up above. Black to play and win in two moves.

PUZZLE II

Sometimes we have to use tactics to not only change a position to our advantage but to defuse the explosive potential of our opponent's forces. So we now have the position from this game from back on move twenty three when Ken had played 23. Qf3. My move was cute! (I might be biased though...)

COACH SEAN


COACH KEN

Okay... our hint is puzzle one! Black to play and to gain an advantage... win a pawn and radically change the structure of this game! Enjoy - Chess Coach Sean Tobin.

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