Tactic Challenge

March 31, 2016By IMRosenUncategorized No Comments

1. White to move For the backstory and solution to this position, see: https://youtu.be/ttW0SqLrFow?t=5h35m49s 2. White to move: Can White win with best play? 3. Black to move: What’s the best move, and who will come out on top? 4. White to move: What’s the best move and what should the final result be?   5. White to move   … Read More

Endgame Study Challenge

March 7, 2016By IMRosenendgame, puzzle No Comments

Can you solve all 5 endgame studies? 1. Black to move 2. White to move   3. White to move  4. White to move  5. White to move   Completely clueless? Here are some tips for solving these puzzles… Identify all of your candidate moves. The best move may not be the most obvious move. Be careful not … Read More

Saving a Seemingly Hopeless Position

February 29, 2016By IMRosenendgame, puzzle No Comments

This is one of my favorite problems to give students because it tests their creativity and resourcefulness. White to move and draw [expand title=”Hint”]Look for a stalemate![/expand] [expand title=”Solution”] [/expand]   Bonus Question: White’s move. Can black win? This time the black pawn starts on h4 rather than h5. [expand title=”Hint”]Black is winning. Figure out … Read More