Saturday, 18 June 2011

Couple of really nice positions

I had this really nice game against e4d4 with this luxurious 60 30 time control (60 minutes and 30 seconds extra for each move). My opponent used time really wisely compared to all my previous opponents who lived basically on inrements or close to that. I myself played pretty fast but in the end I am quite happy with my overall judgement of position. Still one critical position was misplayed by each player.


Black to move

Here I get better with right move.


White to move

Here black is just gone beyond saving his game. What is  winning for white?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Again some excellent coverage

Some superb video coverage of Bazna Kings Tournament with GM analysis!

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Visualize this, hon

The next position is from the game in ICC this morning, I had played sort of relying on improving the position thus far but now tactics are there. It is just as my basic belief in chess: tactics arise from good position so just play for good position and it pays you back in the end.

White to move

What is best move for white?

(Don’t look ahead if you want to figure this out on your own.)

and if after this move Rx what is best move?

and afterr black moves and white Nx why Qx is bad idea?

Thursday, 9 June 2011

A kind of discouragement

White to move.

Watching my forthcoming fourth round opponents KillerWolfs games is a bit scary. It is rarely that he misses any obvious tactics or has tactical oversights – blunders.

But here he was white in slow time control game and misses how he is winning a piece.

So. What do you think is winning move and what is such a great threat that it would make black loose a piece?

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Preparations for third round

White to move

Here’s a position from StefanGERs game where he was black against blackjokercz.

White can win a piece.