Mate The Problem

Mate with the queen mate with the rook mate with two bishops mate with bishop and knight mate with two knights mate with the pawn King's Move Important Principle . 53 queen against queen and pawn 70 rook and pawn against bishop 84 rook and bishop against rook 87 rook and knight against rook 89 principles of various endings 91 General Discussion of Individual Forces PART III COMBINATION Introduction 109 common failing of the inexperienced object Principles of Combination Illustrated . . HI 1....

PKKt QB

Although Nimzovich enriched modern master play with many fruitful opening innovations, this is one move which does not appear to have had much success. It generally leaves Black with a difficult game, and since Nimzovich's death, no one has appeared on the scene who is fully able to manage this unruly defense. The alternative is the gambit continuation 3 Kt - QB3, P x P 4 P-Q5 which leaves Black with a painfully uncomfortable game. . . . . B-B4 is usually played here, but the difference is...

Kt K PxKt

S Q x QKt and will win either the Knight or The move 1 . . . Q to K2 would reinforce the attacked Pawn and defend the Bishop whereas 1 . . . . Kt - K4 gives him two Pieces without support, resulting as shown. Here Black seeks to defend his King Pawn by counter attack, pinning the hostile Knight he has just played . . . . B-Kt5 3 Kt x Pch, and 4 Kt x B recovering the piece with the clear gain of a Pawn. The correct move for the defense would be . Kt-B3 not B-Kt5. Or, in the above, we may suppose...

KtP x KtP R

P-KB3 20 RPxP, P-R3 21 R-Rl, R - Rl 22 B - K2 and White wins easily by doubling Rooks on the KR file. If 20____KxP (or 20 . K-Ktl 21 Q-R6) 21 Q- Kt5ch, K-Kt2 22 P-R6ch, K-Ktl 23 Q-B6 followed by mate. Now comes a charming conclusion to an ably conducted attack.

QxPch K x Q

The exclamation means good or fine move the interrogation bad or doubtful one. Castling on the King-side is indicated by O - O Castling on the Queen-side is denoted by O - O - O. In this game we see one of the parties mated while yet the great bulk of his forces remain on the board. His opponent made what is called a direct attack upon the King and succeeded. Had Black foreseen the mating position in time, or suspected his adversary's designs in full, he would have been upon his guard. Mate by...