Who is Better? Black or White? - Chess Positions to Challenge Your Mind By RALRAL3333

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Oct 26, 2017, 1:11 PM |
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On my blog, I commonly post tactical chess puzzles, where there is a winning combination involved, or a combination to gain some material. I have thought about posting positional puzzles on my blog, but it would be very difficult to do that as there could be many correct solutions, and the solutions to these puzzles would come from computer analysis, which may give different solutions than what even very strong players would give.

 

Once I moved away from the move puzzles idea, I thought of something even better to post. What is below are many positions, and what you, the viewer has to do is answer each position as to who is better? White or black? Then, at the end you see how many of the positions you got right. The positions will start easier, but then progressively get harder, and be for the most part, positional and not tactical positions. Comment at the end of this post on how many positions you get correct! (solutions to the positions will be at the end of the post)

 

1. White to move. Who is better?

 

2. Black to move. Who is better? 

3. Black to move. Who is better?

Ok, now it gets a little harder from here.

 

4. White to move, who is better?

5. White to move, who is better?

6.  White to move. Who is better?

Ok, it gets really hard right here:

 

7. White to move. Who is better?

 

8. Black to move. Who is better?

 9. White to move. Who is better?

Ok, here comes the last and hardest position.

 

10. Black to move. Who is better? 

Ok, thanks for reading my blog! Post in the comments on how many of the positions you answered correctly, and also, the answer are posted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

here: 

1. White

2. Black

3. Black

4. Black

5. Black

6. Black

7. White

8. White

9. White

10. Black (for number 10, I said it was the hardest, because I thought that since I said it was the hardest, then people would think white's space advantage and better piece positioning as well as white's potential passed pawn would be enough for white to win even with white being down material, but it was a trick!)

 

So also comment below if I tricked you with #10!

And once again, thanks for reading!