A Word About Methodology:


Chess Assistant 15 is used to generate grist for the puzzle mill at this website. Houdini4a is used to analyse winning positions and eliminate any puzzle with more than one winning move. (Most initial, critical positions in a game of chess have several winning moves. Chess is not a game of ordination but of co-ordination.) Puzzle solving is a kind of 'transcendental contemplation' when there is only one solution. Many students will experience a rise of 400 rating points once they make a habit of solving chess puzzles. Here you can browse positions that arose in recent games as well as the old classics. Bill Harvey has published four books on chess puzzles with Mongoose Press and more than 20 with the independent CreateSpace Pub. He's taught a chess class in a Washington, DC junior high school. Away from the board, he catalogs music for a major US library.


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