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Tactical surprises

28th_July_09 Tactical surprises

Tactical surprises: a preliminary sketch

the problem:

Let's have a look at an example:

Exchange Sacrifices

Dealing with Complexity

Chess and Maths

Our esteemed colleague Dan Frean asked me recently about teaching chess in Maths lessons. In the spirit of BBC's Any Answers, I don't think ignorance should be any barrier to trumpeting my ideas...  I'll just dump the e-mail here, and add the links and the examples in later when I've got a bit more time.

I'm anxious not to use chess in a way that emphasises existing differences
in chess ability...

The Sicilian Jungle

I prepared a sort of road map on the Sicilian and ended up talking around some positional themes...

Anyhow, here's the road map and I'll see about making it web-friendly and incorporating some of the chat.

I did talk about how to win with the Maroczy Bind: here are a couple of games:

Queen sacrifices

Meanwhile, here are three games from Gandalf which explore the wilder shores of compensation for a Queen (83,84,85)

Computer Resources

Ish provided a welcome list of computer programmes that he has found useful:

Chess Quotes

This issue's Colemanballs selection:

"Football today, it's like a game of chess. It's all about money."
(R. Webb)