Thursday, March 22, 2012

White to play

What is going on? You might think. Well, make a few moves and find out. Black wants to trade lots of pieces and get a drawn rook endgame. Perhaps black looks forward to watching an important soccer game on TV and just wants to make that quick draw. Or perhaps black is short on time and just wants to make it to the time control at move 40. Patterns help to recognize critical moments and turn the opponent's quick moves into gold. Can white help black to get to that soccer game as quickly as possible?