10 Test Positions - Chess Olympiad Round 1

10 Test Positions - Chess Olympiad Round 1

ArnaudovP
GM ArnaudovP
Sep 2, 2016, 4:27 PM |
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Dear chess friends, 

Yesterday, in Baku, started the most interesting chess event of the year -  Chess Olympiad  

In the Open section, we have 180 teams  and 140 in Women section. Almost all super grandmasters are participating

180 teams in Open section and 140 in Women section. Almost all super grandmasters are participating. Modern chess will provide you with 10 test positions after every single round. Try to find the best continuation in every position. After solving the exercises, check your answers  HERE

 

 

 

POSITION 1

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In this position, the super GM Wesley So is playing Black. Could you find the only move which wins here?
Black to move

POSITION 2

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Find how Shankland makes use of the awkward position of Black's bishop?
White to move

POSITION 3

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Wei Yi (White) sacrificed a piece for 3 pawns and an attack. Find how he crushed his opponent?
White to move

POSITION 4

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If you studied pawn endgames, for you will be not a problem to find the winning move for Black here.
Black to move

 

POSITION 5

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In this Sicilian mess, Black has only one winning move. Can you find it?
Black to move

 

POSITION 6

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The former World junior champion (U20) Ipatov was in an attacking mood. Find the final blow.
Black to move

 

POSITION 7

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The Georgian GM Mchededlishvili is an excellent player, but his endgame technique was not brilliant at this game.

He manages to transpose from an absolutely winning rook endgame to a theoretical draw position.

Black shows a good knowledge of the basic pawn endgames and easily makes a draw.

Can you do the same?
Black to move and draw

 

POSITION 8

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How Veselin Topalov managed to destroy Black's defence?
White to move and win

 

POSITION 9

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Black has a winning position. What is the most precise way to develop the attack?
Black to move

 

POSITION 10

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Alexander Beliavsky convincingly outplayed his opponent. It is time for the final shot.
Black to move

 

 

Find the answers HERE and use the promo code "Baku" for 20% discount, for all our products, during the Olympiad.

Enjoy!