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  1. 06 Nov '13 22:45
    Me going potty on a book dedicated to the Ending....Yes the Ending.

    Some smashing positions backed up with RHP examples.

    Players missing stalemates and losing - players taking perpetuals
    instead of mating.

    A glimpse into the Cowley Chess Magazine which includes two super OTB swindles
    and a picture of Paul Keres in wax.


    Black to play - Can he do a big swap off to a clean won ending.

    Q. Does QxR and running home the d-pawn work?
    Q. If not why not?
    Q. What do you think happened next?

    Blog 4
  2. Subscriber thaughbaer
    Duckfinder General
    07 Nov '13 04:42 / 1 edit
    I quite like Daniel King's Youtube Channel (PowerPlayChess). I suspect he will be covering the World Championship.
  3. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    07 Nov '13 23:03
    This was like multiple blogs in one!

    That book is very highly regarded, and if you like it, then it is clearly an endgame book of truly biblical proportions.

    Amazon.com here I come.
  4. 08 Nov '13 01:54 / 1 edit
    It's expensive to get it shipped to you.

    The story how I came acorss and finally got it has all been
    well documented in the latest Scottish Chess Magazine. (out mid November.)
  5. 08 Nov '13 12:38
    I always enjoy these blogs and this is no exception.

    I think endgames just have an image problem. Maybe they should be rebranded as: "when the opponent doesn't have many bits left" chess, and people would be more enthusiastic about them.
    Also I know Paul Keres was featured on an Estonian banknote, but I never suspected a whole museum! Wouldn't it be fantastic if that waxwork was wired up somehow (like the Turk).
  6. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    08 Nov '13 13:23
    Originally posted by thaughbaer
    I quite like Daniel King's Youtube Channel (PowerPlayChess). I suspect he will be covering the World Championship.
    As GP said, he's the housewives favorite. 😀

    During the last World Championship I watched his and Chessnetwork's game summaries on Youtube. I liked both, though I'd have to give the nod to Chessnetwork for being a bit more lively.
  7. 08 Nov '13 14:50 / 1 edit
    The TV cameras like Danny King, he also has a good TV voice and explains
    things very well to the less learned viewer (and the drooling housewives.)

    He has kept his eye in with his monthly 'How good is Your Chess' column
    in CHESS which was and is often the best piece in the whole magazine.
  8. Standard member 33moves
    4th stooge
    16 Nov '13 01:29
    I thought- Nope! Trade leads to dead draw, then I saw the answer on your blog! Nice bamboozle 🙂
  9. 16 Nov '13 02:46 / 1 edit
    Yes indeed. One of the craftiest moves I've seen on a chessboard.

    RedKnight12 (1398) - tonybilly (1833) RHP 2012


    Black did not play Kxb7 but Kc7 tempting the King to a6.
    Then Black played Kb8!! and now the d-pawn ran home.
  10. 22 Nov '13 09:47
    Does anybody know where to find this book?

    New in chess shows it as out of stock:
    http://www.newinchess.com/Endgame_Tactics-p-99.html
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    22 Nov '13 10:23
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Yes indeed. One of the craftiest moves I've seen on a chessboard.

    RedKnight12 (1398) - tonybilly (1833) RHP 2012

    [fen]2k5/1P6/8/K7/3p4/8/8/8 b - - 0 3[/fen]
    Black did not play Kxb7 but Kc7 tempting the King to a6.
    Then Black played Kb8!! and now the d-pawn ran home.
    Man, "crafty" is exactly the right word. That's Rommel-esque.