Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, July 14, 2008

Homework for July 13-19

I. As we've discussed in our previous lessons, the principles of chess is a good guide and will very likely lead you to making many good moves.

For this week's homework, go over the game below played by the first World Champion, Wilhelm Steinitz, and I would like you to analyze his game with the principles in mind.

Please provide me with your analysis and point out the principles he followed throughout the game. I also deliberately left out the last few moves. Please analyze the position and find how White can win the game. (Points will be given to the most accurate analysis)

W. Steinitz - A. Mongredien
1. e4 g6 2. d4 Bg7 3. c3 b6 4. Be3 Bb7 5. Nd2 d6 6. Ngf3 e5 7. dxe5 dxe5 8. Bc4 Ne7? 9. Qe2 0-0 10. h4 Nd7 11. h5 c5 12. hxg6 Ng6 13. o-o a6 14. Ng5 Nf6

Solve the following puzzle (white to move and win):

III. Please provide me with one of your games with analysis. Remember to comment on your moves with the chess principles in mind.