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Member since Jul-06-13
Coach for the Royal Guards Chess Club and the Imperial Guardians Chess Club, which meet at public libraries. Recently became a professional coach for several private and public schools. Continuing to find it very satisfying to train new/beginning and intermediate students of this magnificent game. Our first motto is, "Excellence is more than skill." Our second motto is, "Honor is our reputation."
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   ChessCoachClark has kibitzed 211 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-06-21 J Wagenaar vs P A Fontaine, 2009 (replies)
ChessCoachClark: I appreciate this game as a valuable teaching tool. After 18. ... g5 disconnects the power line between the Queen and the Bishop (making that Bishop an En Prise piece), 19. Nf5 does more than one job. It not only restores protection to that Bishop, but it also ATTACKS A ...
   Aug-23-21 R Tischbierek vs J Levitt, 1987
ChessCoachClark: The White Knight at 30. Nc7+ has made a Discovery Attack-- the Knight uncovers the line of power from the Queen into the Black Rook-- while making check. So, the Corner Mate pattern is used as a threat. The White Queen is now attacking the Rook for an En Prise capture with ...
   Jun-27-21 M Roiz vs Z Gyimesi, 2009 (replies)
ChessCoachClark: GM Neil McDonald covers the Bishop and Knight Mate in CONCISE CHESS ENDINGS, pp. 284-288. On page 287 he shows a diagram identical to the ending position of this game. He then queries the reader, "Do you see a diamond shape-- or perhaps an ice-cream cornet or a torch?" Then ...
   May-23-21 P Cramling vs J Gallagher, 1992 (replies)
ChessCoachClark: This game is interesting because it was played to the end as a Bishop and Knight Mate. It came close to being a draw by the 50-Move Rule, though. This game has also been used as an exercise on pp. 152 and 154 of Essential Chess Endings: The Tournament Player's Guide, by GM ...
   May-22-21 M Womacka vs D Pruess, 2008 (replies)
ChessCoachClark: This game is interesting for a few reasons. It has been played to the mating position; it shows a Bishop and Knight Mate against a lone King that was well-played by White; the comparison with Stockfish analysis from the lone King position (55. Nxg4) is instructional. Womacka
   Apr-01-21 H Vetter vs M Gerusel, 1981
ChessCoachClark: Black Pawn captures the desparate White Knight to effect the Two-Pawn Mate. More interesting than usual, then.
   Mar-09-21 E Delmar vs J Elson, 1870 (replies)
ChessCoachClark: Not quite a Vukovic Mate, <fredthebear>, in your continuation. The rival King, Rook and Knight need to be in a Tower of Power. So, the Rook is making the fait accompli in a Vukovic Mate. Here the Knight finished the job and the game. VERY interesting mate pattern, ...
   Mar-04-21 V Nielsen vs F Englund, 1899 (replies)
ChessCoachClark: Other chess databases show this game with a different ending-- 37. ... ♕h5 38. ♖e7#. Now the Vukovic Mate has been made with a White Pawn protector. Also, the game would have ended with the Black King on its original square!
   Mar-01-21 T Luther vs O Touzane, 1994
ChessCoachClark: Hurrah for CG! The two games I mentioned in earlier posting are now available in the CG database: U Kersten vs S Minor, 2016 and Harshit Raja vs R Faizrakhmanov, 2016 . Also, the comment on the Kersten vs Minor game should state that it ends with a Raking Bishops Mate. Be ...
   Mar-01-21 U Kersten vs S Minor, 2016
ChessCoachClark: This game has the same motif as T Luther vs O Touzane, 1994 . However, here it concludes with the Raking Bishops Mate. Thank you CG for adding this game to your database.
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