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  1. 13 Mar '13 04:49
    I'm getting back into chess and trying to regain my previous skill level. I have just a couple questions about tactics. Is it important to study both end game and middle game puzzles? Should one be focused on more than the other?

    Do any of you have any recommendations for good tactics iPhone apps for low level players?

    Have any of you noticed a bug on chesstempo.com where - if you have two possible mating moves (like a discovered mate) - It will say you are wrong if you pick the "wrong" option even though it is still checkmate?
  2. 13 Mar '13 13:11
    Hi Paraguy.

    Dedicated Tactical Endgame Puzzles differ from Middle Game combo's as you
    can add in pawn promoting combo's, stalemate tricks, open board skewers and forks.
    Ideas well worth knowing to stimulate the imagination.
    It will not do any harm at all doing both.

    Post an example of the bug on the other site.
  3. 13 Mar '13 13:41
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Paraguy.

    Dedicated Tactical Endgame Puzzles differ from Middle Game combo's as you
    can add in pawn promoting combo's, stalemate tricks, open board skewers and forks.
    Ideas well worth knowing to stimulate the imagination.
    It will not do any harm at all doing both.

    Post an example of the bug on the other site.
    Don't know how to post it, but imagine a piece is in the way of mate (discovered) and no matter where you move it it's still mate. The site only wants a particular place.

    No biggy. Only came up twice out of lots puzzles.
  4. 13 Mar '13 19:49
    Maybe it's only mate if it moves to a special square to take flight squares, block enemy pieces or give double check.
    Probably a bug though.
  5. 13 Mar '13 20:18
    Write the position down. eg:

    White: Ke1, Qe2, Bg5
    Pawns: h2,g2,f2

    Black: Ke8, Ra8, Rh8.
    Pawns a7,b7,c7.

    etc...

    Be interesting to see it.
  6. 13 Mar '13 20:46
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Write the position down. eg:

    White: Ke1, Qe2, Bg5
    Pawns: h2,g2,f2

    Black: Ke8, Ra8, Rh8.
    Pawns a7,b7,c7.

    etc...

    Be interesting to see it.
    If I run across another one I'll do that.
  7. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    14 Mar '13 03:09
    Originally posted by USArmyParatrooper
    If I run across another one I'll do that.
    Is that the site that says sometihing like "that move is good but not the first choice"?