This is from the game TREY MILLER versus SCOTT LAFERRIERE... Enjoy Scott's Chess Art! There are several solutions but the quickest routes to victory only involve two moves - which way will you checkmate the White King?
* Coach Sean vs Joe Schillinger 9/13/2009 WHITE TO PLAY & MATE IN TWO! *
If you take a rank and move it 90 degrees then you have a file - which you can use to good effect with your heavy pieces. In the Above problem Black to play and lose is what the actual situation was in the game but let us just say it is White to play and win now!
A Classic by one of my Students! Nicole Mann vs Peter Schillinger 8/28/2009 BLACK TO PLAY & WIN - MATE in TWO! USE THE POWER OF THE DIAGONAL FOR A LITTLE LEVERAGE!
Here Peter had spotted the weak back rank and went in for the win with fine move 22. ...Qe1 + and after 23. Rf1 it was Peter to play and win with....
WHITE TO PLAY - MATE in THREE! A classic.
BLACK TURNS A TRICK INTO THE TRICK OF DISASTER! WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN - MATE in TWO!
MORPHY vs DUKE BRUNSWICK, Paris 1859 Timeless classic! WHITE TO PLAY AND WIN - MATE ON THE MOVE!!
White has a nice material edge - but now it is time to close the show. HOW TO USE THE BACK RANK? WHITE TO PLAY & MATE IN TWO!
I have been playing chess since 1993. Just after the return of "dark" Fischer.
What do I love most about this game? I love the competitive outlet that it provides, I love the History of the game, I love the classic games played by the all time greatest players, I love the Opening Theory, I love the chess endgame problems and I love Bughouse which is variant of chess! Based upon some fairly recent research I also love the fact that Chess can also help delay the onset of Alzheimers and other Brain wasting diseases. Use it or lose it!!
Chess is a lot of fun, mentally stimulating, an inexpensive hobby and as healthy as any activity that engages the mind can be.