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Chess Puzzle for March 26th, 2014

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Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

Greetings again!

After a bit of a hiatus, we resume our series. We left off last time with a little chess puzzle:

Howell-Bitalzadeh Chess Puzzle

White has a very nice way to win here, by creating a battery with his queen and bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal. The only problem is that Black can close this diagonal with .f5, and that gives us the hint we need to win:

17.Nf6+! If Black takes, then 18.Bd3+ Kh8 19.Qe4 forces mate or …

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Chess at Toyfair 2014

The New York Toyfair – February 2014.

Chess and the Toy Fair (2014)

Early this month was the annual Toyfair at the Jacob Javits center in New York. I go to the toyfair each year and it is a great time to see what is new from various manufacturers and distributors, as well as interesting new ideas as they are developed.

Of course, the toy fair is about a whole lot more than chess, and i’m allowed to take a peek at all that too. I can see literally thousands of new toys from suppliers big and small. It’s …

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Your Move Chess & Games in the News

Our chess store was in the news, and other cool things!

It’s been a busy month here at Your Move Chess & Games. We’ve been slowly cleaning up and recovering from the holiday madness, and it brings us to a time of reflection of where we are, what our plans are, and how we can make things different (and hopefully better).

The process was interrupted a little bit when there was a request from a local newspaper, The Massapequa Observer, came to do a little piece on our chess store.

We’ve actually been in the news several times …

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Chess Puzzle for January 28th, 2014

For more great chess discussion, see Dennis Monokroussos’ Chess Blog Here!

Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

Before we have a look at a new puzzle, let’s take a look at our chess board from last time:

Starting Position

Last time, we asked if this move was a blunder. Solving this is a two-part question. First, you have to find what looks like a great tactical opportunity for White. Tartakower managed that part.

9. Bxb8 At first glance, this is a winning or at least a very strong move. Black recaptures the bishop, and then White …

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Chess Lesson for January 24th – 2014

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Chess Lesson with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

Many view the tremendous depth of chess opening theory as a curse, and while I probably wouldn’t agree I certainly understand the feeling. There’s a major tournament underway in Holland at the moment, and one game finished in a draw after 35 moves, and the player who had the black pieces had prepared the whole game on his chess set at home. He didn’t have to find a single move on the chess board!

Even your humble author had a blitz …

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Chess Puzzle for January 8th – 2014

For more great chess discussion, see Dennis Monokroussos’ Chess Blog Here!

Sorry about the month or so of radio silence – the holiday season was a bit crazy and it was all hands on deck getting all the chess sets to their rightful homes and into waiting hands.

We’re back, and we’ll start with Dennis’ Holiday post. A little late perhaps, but not to bad for a chance to reflect and look back.

Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

The Christmas season is upon us, a time of year when we are reminded that it is more blessed …

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Black Friday Chess & Game Sale

Others make this process painfully complicated, with great deals on limited numbers of items, restricted availability, and so on. Not Us!

This year we have THREE great options to give you the best deals this Black Friday. These specials are only for this weekend, so you must act now.

Up to 20% Off our prices… no exceptions or limitations!

The following promotion codes are valid now through this weekend only:

BF2013FIVE – 5% off any order, no limitations or exclusions. BF2013TEN – 10% off any order of 75.00 or more. No limitations or exclusions. BF2013FIFTEEN – 15% off any …

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