A PROBLEM FROM MY PAST - Now I know where John got it from!
~ WHITE TO PLAY AND DRAW!!!! ~
Ok... so a long long time ago a fellow chess enthusist showed me this problem and neglected to tell me where they had come across it. Well now I know! One of my two favorite websites - www.chessbase.com - is having a puzzle contest to celebrate the Holidays. And guess what turned up there!!!!!!!!!!! Aha!!!!!!!!!!!!
Having forgotten about this gem for a long time - it has been something like 14 years now - it is nice to run across this old friend and to be able to now share it with you! Enjoy - Coach Sean.
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.