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

Sunday, June 29, 2008

An amazing combination

I have an Alburt and Palatnik book on Chess Tactics for the tournament player. This is a position from Palatnik game against Kasparov(white) . White to Move played Bishop x g5 . This combination is about 14 moves deep all forced . Those who are adventuresome should attempt to calculate this before looking at the game score below.




  • At 2:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Are you playing in the World Open? We are scheduled to play in the Leppers II event. I might have to post mone till next week, but will keep you posted.

    What times are good for you.


    Getting to 2000

  • At 7:53 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    That Garry guy was pretty good.

    I wonder he actually calculated it all the way? It seems Black had a few choices along the way. Maybe after seeing so deep, Kasparov could say "OK, this is winning."

  • At 4:47 PM, Blogger Glenn Wilson said…

    Wow! Couldn't quite see that in advance. Still can't follow it all after looking...:( That one needs some study.

  • At 6:24 AM, Anonymous Pilotknight said…

    What is this L20 L30 etc. you are discussing?

  • At 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    Can you play today?

    What time zone are you in?


  • At 6:10 AM, Blogger takchess said…

    Ivan,Warheit and others. I can start playing after july 13 I am on a trip. The best times are weeknights in this time frame 7:30-10:00pm EST eastern standard time. I also have availabilty around 5:30 am est. Sorry for my delayed responses work has been a little crazy.
    Also Pilot Knight .L20 refers to Level 20 of the Ct-art program. It is a chess tactical problem programs with levels of increasing difficulty.

  • At 11:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Can you play today July 14th at 9pm central time, that will be 10 pm for you.

    Please e-mail me at

    iwijetunge [@] yahoo [dot] com


  • At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Pilotknight said…

    Thanks for your response concerning L20/30 etc. Been out of the chess loop awhile but thinking of getting back in. I just ordered the program!

    Glad to hear you have utilized "The Italian Gambit" I and Jude put a good solid two years into it. Jude is doing well and had very good success at the last Senior World Chess Champion event in Austria last year.

    Thanks, "Pilotknight" (George Laven)
    PS Very Creative Site.

  • At 6:43 PM, Blogger takchess said…

    Well Pilot knight you two wrote a nice readable book based on playing an enjoyable opening system. I am honored to have you respond. if you ever are on playchess (you get a year subscription with a purchase of fritz) I play as takchess.
    it would be fun to play.

  • At 5:11 AM, Anonymous Chess problems said…

    Huhooo... Nice combination :)

  • At 1:04 AM, Anonymous chessboss said…

    great post

    play chess
    online at chess


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