Chess, The Camel and Zwischenzug

Chess, The Camel and Zwischenzug

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Chess, The Camel and Zwischenzug


This advert appeared after Arnold Denker won the USA Championship in 1944.
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I have resized each pic to save your weary old eyes from squinting.
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Do you think the artist has captured Denker in the drawing?
Denker Cover

Here is the same picture blown up a bit so you can see Denker.
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The position where Black gave up is here. (White to play)


The advert says 1.Nxg5 was played so let us have a look at it.


I found quite a few White checkmates with that mating pattern on Red Hot Pawn.

dawgdaddy - skunkk33 RHP 2005

It’s quite possible that Black got tempted into this line thinking the doubled a-pawn
cannot be stopped with a Rook hitting it from behind and so went for the promotion.


This next one also features the Knight Mate from the Camel advert.

doudlebsky100 - captaink RHP 2012

A Hall of Doom candidate. Actually I’m surprised it’s not already in there.


We round off with this wee Arnold Denker gem from his early years.

Arnold Denker - Harold Feit, New York 1929


The advert came from: Tartajubow Site
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Been a while since we did one of these. Always good rewarding fun.
I can give a clue: ‘You might need a long think on the first move.’

White to play and mate in 3 moves by Sam Loyd, 1868.

Solution at the bottom of the page.
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It is much easier to show what a Zwischenzug is rather
than explain it.. Here is an example from a master game

Edward Lasker - Frank Marshall, Match (3), New York 1923


Now two examples from RHP games with the exact same pattern.

Oprenovic - Skevara RHP 2011


This is the next one and the position is very close to the Lasker - Marshall game.

ElCuervo - Bombayviking RHP 2016


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The Sam Loyd Solution. White to play and mate in 3 moves.



The thread accompanying this blog is Thread 177834

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Comments (4)

  • Posted 111 days 15 hours and 58 minutes ago
    SubscriberBassman57
    Now I know why the winning moves aren't popping into my brain - I haven't been relaxing between moves with a Camel! :-D
  • Posted 118 days 20 hours and 53 minutes ago | Edited
    SubscriberLittleDonkey
    What if 1...Kb4 instead of Ka5? Oops I am blind you covered that thanks!
  • Posted 119 days 10 hours and 19 minutes ago
    Subscribergreenpawn34
    Thanks moonbus - I never knew that.

    greenpawn in German is Grun Bauer (grinning bear).
  • Posted 121 days 3 hours and 58 minutes ago
    Subscribermoonbus
    BTW, "Denker" in German means thinker.
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