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  • #241

    About the puzzle #117, Icy 001 you are probably right Embarassed

  • #242

     

     

     

     

     

    White to play and win

  • #243

    I have just spent half an hour doing this!!!!

    XD Oh my.

  • #244

    As Icy 001 showed, #117  leads up only to a draw.

    #269 is an attempt at improvement of #117 . I think Elona recognised the situation!

     

  • #245

    I solved this position on tactics trainer recently.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    I don't remember players or (more likely) author of this study. But this is in chess.com database !

    First move is Kf5! Qf8 etc.

  • #246

    Does white have a way to avoid checks?
  • #247

    Yes, black has more checks, instead of taking the rook:

     

  • #248

    Well since no-one has answered puzzle #247, I'll post my solution:

     

  • #249
    Caiello wrote:

    Well since no-one has answered puzzle #247, I'll post my solution:

     

     

     


    lol pawn mate :) good puzzle

  • #250

    This is from the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer" and is really nice.

  • #251

    Why does the king need to move before the pawns queen? Consider:

  • #252
    the_knife wrote:

    I solved this position on tactics trainer recently.

     

     

    I don't remember players or (more likely) author of this study. But this is in chess.com database !

    First move is Kf5! Qf8 etc.

     

    I quote #272 - I must say nearly all of the puzzles or positions in this topic are not mine.I have some books with puzzles and when i take from there i post the name of the author. But i have also a notebook where i have written interesting positions and puzzles i have met through the years and unfortunately i didn't record the names of the authors.I apologize for this.Some of the positions i try to complicate,but the basic idea is not mine.


  • #253

    Here is a puzzle that is mine,but is not very hard :

     

     

     

     

     

    Mate in 2 moves

  • #254
    Sherlocks_Holmes wrote:

    Yes, black has more checks, instead of taking the rook:

     


    Thanks for the explanation.

  • #255

     

     

     

    Here is what Smiley has in mind -find the best continuation for White.

    And may be a second question:

    if you can add a black pawn - where to put it ?

  • #256

    Is this it?
  • #257

    nice

  • #258

    Yes, the move 3.Qe3 !!  is a kind of (quiet) chess- aerobatics .Thanks to Smiley for posting this puzzle Smile

  • #259

    The bad position of the King is a very important thing in these puzzles.

    In the last one even if add a black pawn on  " f5 " the result is the same - but solution is forced and not so nice :

  • #260

    Here is another with Queens and there is zugzwang too:

     

     

     

      O.Mazur

    white to play and win

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