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September 23, 2006
Thoughts upon a position: 2. Queen or Knight?
Oh! What a day! And a long expected one. I think that all of you are stuck in front of your computer screens, so I guess that the time is right to post another interesting position. If you are able to recognize the game I am referring to, then I believe that this article is about to receive many comments from PlayChess.de viewers. Actually there are many questions that arise from the position. White is in check. (Yes he is!) What’s the best way to recapture? Do you have any other comments about white and black? Do you have any idea which army has more chances to win? Any preference, may be?
September 14, 2006
Thoughts upon a position: 1.The brave sacrifice
Many times in the past I have caught myself trapped in the magic of the chessboard, looking at the pieces amazed of their mystery. The reason is not always the same. Sometimes I admire the strategic mind that organizes the army, or the tactical blow hiding in the position. There are also chess problems that kept me struggling for hours to discover the key. More than that, sometimes the position on the board escapes from chess logic limits, and my mind travels like a beam of light from under the board and behind the scene, to deep in the mind and the soul to examine the psychology and the mastery of certain players.
I want to share with you this experience. Here is the position. The opening is not over yet, and everything looks calm. However, the storm is about to begin.
I do not want to tell you anything about the opponents, or the event. This is your task. Post your comments, anything that comes into your mind regarding the board: strategy, tactics, plans or the impression of the game. If you recognize it, I am sure that you have a lot to write.
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