(ICD) #2 - Igor's Chess Doubles - Prize to best response!

(ICD) #2 - Igor's Chess Doubles - Prize to best response!

IgorKhmelnitsky
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Igor's Chess Doubles - ICD #2

I got a number of favorable responses after posting my first set. No one who contacted me got even 20 (out of 22). So, here is the second set. I will not post the answers or solutions until after a week or so, to give readers a chance. You are welcome to post your solutions and explanations. Please don't use computer help. The best response can request a copy of my Chess Exam You vs. Fischer book (you pay only for shipping/handling). The earliest response gets a node, when similar answers are given. Use variations only as necessary. See my answers to ICD #1 as example.

I hope you like these puzzles and my Chess Exam books.

Check these pairs of positions. For each pair –

1. Determine what is different between setups (A) and (B). White is always at the bottom (a1 = bottom left corner). 1 point for each pair. Maximum of 4

2. You always have BLACK pieces, no matter Who is to move – determine if you (Black) would rather have position (A) or (B), or indifferent. Make sure you have a good reason! You get 2-10 points, depending on complexity. Adjust your score, if your reasoning wasn't 100%. Maximum of 21 for set 2.

Overall, the maximum score for set #2 is 25. How will you do? Invite your friends to compete! Enjoy!

 

     

[2 points]

#1 Easy

{A       B}

White to Move

     

[4]

#2 Easy

{A       B}

Black to Move

     

[6]

#3 Moderate

{A       B}

White to Move

     

[9]

#4 Hard

{A       B}

White to Move

     

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Best,

Igor

Igor Khmelnitsky

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Answers - will be posted in a week or so.

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