12 November 2015

Lesson of the Week

Some of my advanced students this week have been presented with this position that emerges from analysis of the conclusion of Drozdov -- Glek, Azov 1996.

Black to move

Some have also seen this simple position from the ending of one of my blitz games.

Black to move

In the second, Black had one desperate chance to avoid losing. It worked. The first comes from a reference game discovered in the effort to understand how Black might have avoided the catastrophic errors that led to such desperation.

My beginning students worked through a set of problems that include elementary forks and pins, as well as one skewer.

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