Takchess Chess Improvement

A Novice chessplayer works to get better at chess using an improvement program based upon the methods of Michael de la Maza and the teachings of Dan Heisman

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


White to move and win. This is from a Duras game . Bronstein in his book the modern chess self-tutor pointed out that Duras missed a tactic in this position although he went on to win .


  • At 2:13 AM, Blogger Temposchlucker said…

    Rg6 looks winning

  • At 3:51 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    That was played and won eventually but not what Bronstein had in mind for a mating net.

  • At 8:27 AM, Anonymous chessloser said…

    i was thinking Rg7, then if the rook takes, the bishop pins and forks...

  • At 9:03 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Yes CL! Certainly Duras' plan was based on a geometric motive, but he missed a really beautiful combination (D. Bronstein) 25. Rg7 Rxg7 26. BXf6 Qf7 27. Rg1 Rg8 28. Rg4 Bc8 29. Qxh7+ Kxh7 30. Rh4# !


  • At 11:04 PM, Blogger likesforests said…

    Very cool!


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