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6 thoughts on “About ChessCafe.com

  1. Stu

    Dan, I love your novice nook series; I have learned much.

    But I have one complaint.

    Why is your column formatted in such a narrow column? It is difficult and annoying to read like this. I use Firefox with the Image Zoom addon and the first thing I do when opening your posts is to find a chessboard and I zoom it to about 80% of the width of the window. This widens the column the text is in and it also flows to fit the width of the screen.

    Then I settle down to enjoy your column.

    Can you get your html guy to set the default width of the column or table or whatever it is to 80% of the user’s window? This would be much appreciated. Thanks.

    Blenheim Ontario Canada

  2. Oliver

    I was looking at Dvoretsky/Yusupov’s Technique for the tournament player. I have been looking at various positions with 7 man TB. On page 126. of the Batsford edition regarding knight solo, Diagram #7, Dvoretsky gives it as a position of mutual zugzwang, but the 7 man TB confirms that white wins regardless of who is to move. Knight f5 is given as the first move for white.

  3. Edward Alexander

    I’ve been playing chess for a few years & recently came across a problem. I may be missing something but here’s the problem:
    Black: King at G3
    Bishop at F3
    Knight at D5
    Rook at C7
    White: King at D6
    Rook at B3
    Pawn at H5
    Black’s bishop moved into position to block the check on the Black King, from White’s Rook (at B3)
    Question is: Can White’s King capture Black’s Knight (at D5)?

    White claims that just as the Bishop cannot move to capture any (other) piece in it’s lines of attack, while it is protecting the King, there would be no threat to the White King (and thus any check would be effectively ‘deactivated’, the White King can capture the Black Knight with impunity.
    Black’s is that the Bishop’s attack and threat(s) are always in effect.
    Can you please cite any official rules relating to the above if possible.
    OR direct me to someone who might be able to answer this debate! Sincerely… Thank you!
    ‘We’ eagerly await your response!! Edward

    1. chesscafe Post author

      Thank you for your message. Article 1 of the FIDE Handbook states “Leaving one’s own king under attack, exposing one’s own king to attack and also ’capturing’ the opponent’s king are not allowed.”


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