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Back Rank Weakness

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This tactic will help you determine how well you understand the back rank weaknesses. Please, as always, take your time! Do not rush to click the answer button or even the hints! Do not forget to click hints/solution to check your final answer!  Good luck!

Hint 1

Back Rank Weakness
Hint 2

Add more pieces to the attack… Maybe the Bishop can play a role?
Answer

1. Bh3! Bxh3
2. Qf7+ Kh8
3. Qf8+ 1-0
OR
1. Bh3! Re8
2. Rf8+!! Rxf8
3. Bxe6+ Qxe6
4. Qxe6

ChessNetwork Clearance Tactic

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This is not too difficult of a puzzle. It is mostly an entertaining one and to get you to think outside the box. This is from a bullet game played by ChessNetwork (Jerry, who hosts a chess channel on YouTube). Do not forget to click hints/solution to check your final answer!  Good luck!

Hint 1

Pawn Promotion Puzzle
Hint 2

Maybe the queen can help the h pawn move forward?
Answer

1. … Qg3+!
2. hxg3 h2+
3. Kf1 h1=R#

Instructive Defense Against A Raging Attack

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A really instructive defense against a raging attack is demonstrated by Lyle Rubin in his game against Henry McDonald at Evanston. There are a couple of moments that involve very cool defensive moves and a game like this requires nerves of steel, as one wrong move can cost you the entire game! Click below to view the thoughts, analysis, and emotions of the Game of The Tournament player himself! Enjoy…

Instructive Defense Against A Raging Attack

Strategic Chess Play

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Eric Musielski vs. Dylan [Game of The Tournament]

A superb game played by one of the Niles North Students named Eric Musielski! A very nice merge of both positional and strategic chess play leading into an endgame. There were some inaccuracies but mostly the game was backed by solid plans during each phase. Click the “Read More” button to view the thoughts, analysis, and emotions of the Game of The Tournament Player himself! Enjoy…

Eric's Game


Niles North Clinches First Place At A Chess Tournament!

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First Place!

First Place!

I am really proud of my team! They really pushed even through their losses and kept their heads up. Through persistence and extreme awesomeness, Niles North clinches first place at a Chess Tournament! The tournament was held at Bloom High School on October 25th 2014. Shout out to some amazing performances: Hannah Bader for getting not one, but TWO upset awards (she beat someone 600 pts higher). Also, Bill Kim for getting TWO trophies, one for being undefeated and the other from getting first place in his section.