You will figure out the theme for the week based on the solution to this mating attack from a wild and woolly game.
This is from a game I played in an important team match, pitting the two strongest clubs in New Jersey (Toms River and Westfield) against each other. It ended in a tie. I won this game against a good friend of mine. How did I finish it up?
Black notices something about the Black bishop on f2.
A game, Pietrowski-Tannenbaum, in 1926, ended with a forced mate for White.
This is from a 5-minute game I played recently played as Black. It’s your move, and you have three minutes and nineteen seconds to come up with your reply to White’s BxN on d5.
Alertness is a key factor when playing a game of chess. In today’s position Aroshidze was alert and Renteria wasn’t. The game, played in Spain this month, opened this way: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bd3 Nxe4 6.Bxe4 Nd7 7.Qe2 Nf6. How did alertness pay off here?