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Pawn Promotion Puzzle [1400+]

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This puzzle is fairly simple and straight forward. Sorry I have been busy so I did not get a chance to post something sooner! It is not TOO simple though. Think you got what it takes? Try your hand at this Pawn Promotion Puzzle [1400+]. Take your time, there is always a better move :). The title should offer a great amount of help. Make sure you click for solution to check your answer!

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1. Rxe6 fxe6
2. Qxd5 cxd5
3. f7! 1-0

No way to stop white from making a new queen!

Nifty Chess Puzzle [1800+]

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This is a very nifty chess puzzle and not easy by any means. So please spend some time before you check the solution. You are most likely wrong if you get the answer too quickly and thought it was easy :).

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1… Kf7
2. Re5! (if f8=Q then Rf5+!) so, f8=R!!
3. Rh5 (to stop Rh1 mate) Kg6!
Threatening the rook and Rf8 mate.


Instructive Defense Against A Raging Attack

By | Chess Coach, niles north, private chess tutor, Tactical Motifs | One Comment


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.

Lucena Position [White to Move and Win]

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What Every Chess Player Should Know.
[Endgame Technique]

Nahiyan [Game of The Niles North Tournament]

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