I was thinking about what is the maximum number of queens that can occur on the board after only legal moves. The theoretical upper bound would be 18, the original 2 queens plus all promoted pawns. ...
What is the difference between a Tactic and a Combination? For reference, here is a game I played as white and I think I had a nice combination from move 16, but I am not sure if it is classified as ...
Consider the following position: What are the possibilities for checkmating the white king within 16 moves?
One of the illustrative games featured in Fred Reinfeld's The Complete Chessplayer is a game between A. Muffang - P. Devos, France-Belgium 1948: [FEN ""] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 e6 5. ...
If you've spent enough time in the world of chess, it's not unlikely that you've come across the following position, with white to move and win, or an essentially identical one. You'll see plenty of ...
What length of time should one spend looking for a combination, and what factors should one consider?
Taking time control into account, how long should one take when looking for a combination? Also, what factors should one consider when looking for a combination?