Saturday, June 16, 2012

Most Instructive Chess Games for Beginners

One of the enjoyable ways of learning chess is to play through annotated (analyzed) chess games. By understanding how the master thinks, we can improve our own game. Below are a few excellent lists of most instructive chess games for beginners.

Discovered Attack and Discovered Check

This is one of the strongest tactical moves in Chess because the piece which moves away discovering check can inflict maximum damage to the enemy.
See the example below:
White to play wins the Black Queen through Discovered Check:

The below position is from a famous game, often referred to as the Windmill game. Alekhine wins through a beautiful series of Discovered Checks.

Discovered Check on Wiki

Answers - Knight Fork

Answers to the Positions given in the topic "Knight Fork"

Position A
1. Nc4-b6 forks the Black King and Rook

Position B
1. Nc3-e4+ forks the Black King and Queen

Position C
1 ......... Ne4-f2+
2. Kh1-g1 Nf2-d3 forks the Black Queen and Rook, winning the exchange

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Knight Fork

The Knight fork is one of the most common chess tactics. Chess players should be careful to watch for N-forks on the board.
See a simple example below (POSITION A) where White to Play can win through a Knight Fork:
In another example below (POSITION B), White to Play again wins through a Knight Fork:
Check the below example (POSITION C) from a real Grandmaster game. Black to Play wins through a Knight Fork in 2 moves.

Check the Video below on the Knight Fork

India Chess Tournament Calendar (AICF)