Chess News

November 20, 2016

Puzzle 4 – Without error there can be no brilliancy

Study from Emanuel Lasker-1895- In this study, it looks like white will checkmate Black King with his Queen and Bishop before Black can promote his pawn on c2 into a Queen. However, White can not even find a way to check Black King. How can white win? “Without error there can be no brilliancy”. – Emanuel Lasker (December 24, 1868 […]
November 19, 2016

‘Magnus’ a new documentary movie

A new documentary movie about world chess champion opens in New York City. The film explores the life and development of the world’s top-ranked player. From child prodigy to chess genius. Watch the official trailer for the movie. Magnus in theaters 2016. Director: Benjamin Ree Writers: Linn-Jeanethe Kyed, Benjamin Ree Stars: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand  
November 18, 2016

World Chess Championship game 6

After one and half hours, the sixth game ended in a draw. Carlsen played a gambit with d5 in Anti-Marshall. The game soon headed towards an opposite colored bishop endgame which was drawn in an entirely corresponding position after 32 moves. The match is now leveled with 3:3 and all 6 games have been drawn. Next game will be played […]
November 18, 2016

Puzzle 3 – Three Knights

White to win! It looks simple for white because the h pawn is unstoppable. Black King has a plan to stalemate himself with Kb8-Ka7-Kb6-Ka5-b6. After 1.h4-Kb8 2.h5-Ka7 3.h6-Kb6 4.h7 -Ka5 5.h8Q- b6 and after any move for White, Black is stalemated.  How can white win?