Traps, Tricks & Mistakes: Houdini Trick

When talking about chess, you have probably heard words like art and science. I wonder if you have ever thought that chess is beauty, magic and illusion. If you think that way, I am with you.

Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist famous for his escape acts. He was not a chess player but he fits really well in today’s example.

Despite facing a desperate position, Black succeeds in escaping like the great Houdini.

In chess, we see superb masterpieces where a player finds a wonderful combination of accurate sequence of moves and because of it, people say chess is science. Nevertheless, like today’s example, there are also amazing combinations with unexpected moves that make a deep impression in our souls. And because of that, people say that chess is magic and illusion.

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