17/10/20 COMPETITION: checkmate in one move!

Chess puzzle from 10/10/20. Send us your answers to see if you win a chess lesson with Michael Basman or one of his chess teachers.

12/09/20 COMPETITION: checkmate in one move!

Chess puzzle from 12/09/20, solutions and final leader board to be published 18/09/20. Send us your answers to see if you win a chess lesson with Michael Basman or one of his chess teachers.

05/09/20 COMPETITION: checkmate in one move!

Chess puzzle from 05/09/20, solutions to be published 11/09/20. Send us your answers to see if you win a chess lesson with Michael Basman or one of his chess teachers.

29/08/20 COMPETITION: checkmate in one move!

Chess puzzle from 29/08/20, solutions to be published 04/09/20. Send us your answers to see if you win a chess lesson with Michael Basman or one of his chess teachers.

Understanding Algebraic Notation (Modern Chess Recording)

How to record your chess moves in algebraic notation. A thorough walk-through with quizzes to help you test your knowledge, written by Olivia Smithies for Mike Basman Chess.

22/08/20 COMPETITION: checkmate in one move!

In this puzzle, whoever’s turn it is to move (white or black) can checkmate in one. Note that the bottom left corner of the board is ‘a1’. Do you think you know the answers? Send them in to us! We will publish the answers, and names of all those who sent us the correct solutions,Continue reading “22/08/20 COMPETITION: checkmate in one move!”