Friday, September 28, 2007

Week in Review, Sep 28

Rook and Pawn vs Rook endings are the most common ending in practice, and they're more complex than most players realize.

Rook Endings - [External] An introduction to Lucena and Philidor.

Lucena, not so simple? - An average player believes he wins easily if he reaches Lucena. We learn that's often not the case!

Not Quite Lucena - Describes the proper defense and common mistakes.

Not Quite Lucena II - Describes how the attacker can break down an improper defense--a misplaced king.

Not Quite Lucena III - Describes how the attacker can break down an improper defense--a misplaced rook.

Kopaev, An Instructive Endgame - An incredibly instructive endgame that tests your knowledge of zugzwang and the previous lessons.

6 comments:

Blue Devil Knight said...

Fantastic stuff. Thanks for the originals, and thanks for putting all the links together for easy digestion.

transformation said...

it seems from BDK, through samurai pawn, to tempo, to edwinO, chessPawn, grandpatzer, blunderprone, me, all of it, everybody is posting a lot and regularly, in a very workman like, steady way. i sense a shift in all of 'ys' that is a field affect, or what Rupert Sheldrake calls the biomorphogenic field.

maybe we aught to call it the likeForest-chessPawn conjecture chess blog field affect, after the Taniyama–Shimura conjecture which preceded Andrew Wiles cum the rivetting PBS documentary... in solving the seemingly insolubale Fermats last theorum:

("It is impossible to separate a chess blog into two blogs, or a fourth power into two fourth powers, or in general, any blog higher than the second into two like powers. I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain without BDK exegesis".)

the revolution in chessBloggin continues. and you provide wind and gales to move the boats.

Samuraipawn said...

Great work man! Have to admit that I've fallen behind in my endgame studies. I don't know if it has to do with me being too slow, or if it is you that's too productive. ;)

BTW, I know it's my move. ;) But I can't find the moves already played on chess.com. If you have them or know how to get a hold of them, that would be great.

Keep up the good work!

/Chris

likesforests said...

Blue Devil, as tempo would say, thanks for cheering. :)

likesforests said...

"maybe we aught to call it the likeForest-chessPawn conjecture chess blog field affect"

Wow, so my blog is like The Force! I noticed there's alot of good content on the blogs these days, for example tempo's entries on My Strategy.

likesforests said...

"I don't know if it has to do with me being too slow, or if it is you that's too productive. ;)"

Oh no! Now there's a conundrum. I may be too productive for Samurai Pawn, but if I'm less productive perhaps I will ruin that 'field effect' that David says I may be contributing to.

"I can't find the moves already played on chess.com."

The site is down for maintenance now, but I know where to find 'em. I'll send them this weekend.