Nov 6 2009

Andrew Martin roundup

The series of Andrew Martin articles on ChessCube has come to an end, but you can still access this fantastic resource. Andrew Martin’s columns (http://www.chesscube.com/articles/category/columns/) provide excellent game analysis. He analyses both recent and classic games, providing chess players with plenty to mull over.

The quizzes from Andrew Martin (http://www.chesscube.com/articles/category/quizzes/) are a great way to test your chess knowledge, with Andrew providing further analysis.

These quizzes and columns should be revisited by every chess player who is keen on improving.


Oct 15 2009

Quiz: An instructive endgame

Can White, to play, actually save this game? If so, how?

Quiz

Quiz


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Oct 2 2009

Quiz: Rook ending

We all know the Philidor and Lucena positions, but this is also an important situation. Does Black to play draw after 1…Ke8?

Rook ending

Rook ending


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Sep 23 2009

Quiz: Arestov, Shakhmaty Vestnik (1993)

From a study by P. Arestov, Shakhmaty Vestnik 1993. White seems on the verge of defeat, yet White plays and draws.

Arestov (1993)

Arestov (1993)


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Sep 18 2009

Quiz: Gurgenidze, Ceskoslovensky (1973)

White to play and win. Be prepared to work a little longer and harder on this difficult study.

Gurgenidze Ceskoslovensky (1973)

Gurgenidze Ceskoslovensky (1973)


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Sep 18 2009

Quiz: Lobron vs Blatny (1996)

Does 1.b6 win for White?

Lobron vs Blatny (1996)

Lobron vs Blatny (1996)


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Sep 10 2009

Quiz: Brkic vs Zelcic (2000)

Rather a difficult King and Pawn endgame (Black to move). What’s going on?

Brkic vs Zelcic (2000)

Brkic vs Zelcic (2000)


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Sep 10 2009

Quiz: De Vreught vs Nijboer (1990)

White’s pieces are massed on the Kingside. How does he force a decisive breakthrough?

De Vreught vs Nijboer (1990)

De Vreught vs Nijboer (1990)


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Sep 3 2009

Quiz: Study by Reti

A knife-edged endgame, based on a study by Reti. White to move – what should the result be?

Study by Reti

Study by Reti


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Aug 27 2009

Quiz: Leko vs Anand (2001)

Black may have more than one good move here, but Anand’s next forced Leko’s resignation. What did he play?

Leko vs Anand (2001)

Leko vs Anand (2001)


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