Wednesday, 25 April 2012

puzzle #2

In the last puzzle the corect move would've been the sharp Qf3 forcing the a almost inevitable loss of the white rook.

In the next puzzle there is a underlying theme that of pins and double attack or threats as well as the problematic back line threats.
I plan in later posts to display quite a few examples of this tactical motif as repetition makes for good learning as I am finding out,not a easy thing to do in practice however.

In the puzzle above white to play demonstrates a motif in a very basic form I will try to expand and add more complex variations of it later white wins from this position.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Puzzle #1

A puzzle that I failed to spot in one of my games started of from this position where I spotted a potential double attack.The knight was previously on g4 and has just taken a pawn on f2 with a double attack on the white rook which was on d1.I was playing black and,but what is the best continuation?