Sunday, June 26, 2022

Phantom auras

 You don't need just to see the auras of the pieces, you must learn to see their future auras too. Some puzzles are more suitable for this than others. I assume that these type of problems is a good start:

White to move. Mate in 3

4Q3/8/2p5/2kr4/K3R3/3r4/2p5/8 w - - 0 1

1 comment:

  1. This is also a good example of the concept of the queen closing the box (using the king to close three squares), except for the two squares that are knight's distance from the queen's square. In this case, there is a mirror image, depending on how Black responds. That doesn't "solve" the problem immediately, but it does make it easier to envision the "box" closing around the king in the killzone.