Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Chess Blindness

GiLoCatur found the above position while browsing one of foreign chess blogs -

Actually, the above position is from of the blogger's own games in a chess tourney. He missed a beautiful play of a smoothered check. A chess blindness uh! Sound familiar, right? GiLoCatur still remembers a comment made by a chess player. "Chess is a game of what you see". Something like that.

The black just made Rxe5 move. So, it's white to move. He captured the rook instead of checkmate in 3. CAN YOU SEE THE MOVES?


Anonymous said...

Easy to see because of the double check. :) But, during the game being played, our mind might be distracted from seeing the obvious.

GiLoCatur said...

indeed ... only who participate and play in a chess tourney will experience it ...