Puzzle for July 30, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1… Bxf3 2. gxf3 Rxh2+ 3. Kxh2 Bf2+ 4. Kg2 Rh2+ 5. Kxh2 Qh4+ 6. Kg2 Qg3+

7. Kh1 Qh3# 0-1

Puzzle for July 29, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1. Nxd6 $1 Bxd6 2. Qf6 Qxd5+ 3. Kh2 1-0

Puzzle for July 28, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1… Rh3+ 2. Kf4 Rf3+ 3. Qxf3 Qe5# 0-1

Puzzle for July 27, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1. Ra7 1-0

No Missed Tactics Today!

Today, for the first time, I missed zero tactics during my training session.

As a reminder, what I’ve been doing is using Andrzej Krzywda’s method  of solving puzzles on chesstempo, but without logging in.  The idea is to just spend 15 minutes a day drilling simple puzzles.

Today I went 14/0, which was kind of nice.

Here are my results so far.  I did miss one day.

Date Day Correct/Missed
7/1/2018 Day 1 16/5
7/2/2018 Day 2 16/6
7/3/2018 Day 3 22/4
7/4/2018 Day 4 20/3
7/5/2018 Day 5 11/3
7/6/2018 Day 6 18/3
7/7/2018 Day 7 11/5
7/8/2018 Day 8 12/7
7/9/2018 Day 9 14/5
7/10/2018 Day 10 18/4
7/11/2018 Day 11 15/6
7/12/2018 Day 12 18/2
7/13/2018 Day 13 21/2
7/14/2018 Day 14 16/2
7/15/2018 Day 15 17/5
7/16/2018 Day 16 18/3
7/17/2018 Day 17 11/6
7/18/2018 Day 18 15/3
7/19/2018 Day 19 missed
7/20/2018 Day 20 11/7
7/21/2018 Day 21 13/3
7/22/2018 Day 22 12/5
7/23/2018 Day 23 10/8
7/24/2018 Day 24 8/3
7/25/2018 Day 25 12/5
7/26/2018 Day 26 12/6
7/27/2018 Day 27 14/0

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

 

Puzzle for July 26, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1. Bf6 Qxh5 2. Rxg7+ Kh8 3. Rxf7+ Kg8 4. Rg7+ Kh8 5. Rxb7+ Kg8 6. Rg7+ Kh8 7. Rg5+ Kh7 8. Rxh5 1-0

Stick to the Plan!

Something that has long been a problem of mine is the sometimes habit of starting to fulfill a plan, then breaking off midway through and abandoning it for no good reason.

Here’s a perfect example of that.

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

Puzzle for July 25, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1… Qe3+ 2. Kh1 Qf2 3. Qb5 Re1 0-1

Puzzle for July 24, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1… Bh4 2. Qxe4 Bxg3+ 3. Kxg3 Bxe4 0-1

Puzzle for July 23, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

If you like this blog, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Any money I raise will go towards lessons and stronger tournaments.

If you can spare it, please click here and become a supporter.  Even $1 a month can help me achieve my dream.

The solution to today’s puzzle is:

.

.

.

.

.

1. Ne7 1-0