"Stalemate" from Japan

Saturday, April 01, 2006

solution:nextmove 001

41 Rxe2!

After 41...Kxe2, 42 Bg4+ screws white King and Rook. A beutiful end.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Kosteniuk's Magic

For everyone including non-chessbilievers, it is worth while to watch GM Alexandra Kosteniuk's Art of Blitz (that is what maro's web diary "Jyuki- Isetsu"(”Alien Chess, Alien Tale”) informs).


Oh, great magician's hands!
Natsuo Saito's Blog "Ma vie quotidienne" compares it to "Senjyu-Kannon"("Kannon Budda with thousand hands").

That's right.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Interview with Marie Sebag

Marie Sebag is one of my favorite chess players. Of course, I like not only Marie but also Marie's Chess!


-How can you estimate your results at this Championship?
MS: I am glad that I have managed to outplay such strong opponents. My achievement at the World Championship is the best in the history of Women French Chess. I am happy.

-What are your future plans?
MS: I will take part in several Opens and the European Women’s Chess Championship. I am only 19 and hope to reach many goals in my life.

Marie's hobby is " to read and to listen to French music". So I should listen to "Dimitri from Paris"?

nextmove 001

Paul Keres - Yuri Averbakh
Neuhausen/Zurich 1953
Black to Play

41 Rd1

This is just the position for a combination.