Solutions Christmas puzzles

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Here are the solutions to the Christmas puzzles of last week. At the same time it became a nice overview of earlier articles. Some of them only in Dutch, unfortunately.

1. Black to move 2. White to move
3. Black to move 4. White to move
5. White to move 6. White to move
7. Black to move 7. Black to move
9. Black to move 10. White to move
11. White to move 12. White to move


1. Volkov-Georgiev, Gibraltar open 2006 Black won a beautiful game; in the position he played 27?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Nxf3! (see

2. Drozdovskij-Nijboer, Cappelle la Grande 2006 White won with 52.Bd5! (see

3. Ziska-Timman, Reykjavik open 2006 Black resigned in this position, while he's winning after 20?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Bxa3 (see

4. Shirov-Van Wely, Bundesliga 2005-2006 White won with 23.c5! (see

5. Ivanchuk-Movsesian, EK (Warschau) 2006 White finished it with 20.Rxf6! (see

6. Morozevich-Moiseenko, Russisch clubkampioenschap 2006 White won in the attack after 23.Bxh6! (see

7. Topalov-Anand, Sofia 2006 Black won nicely with 28?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Nxh3+! (see

8. Rublevsky-Mamedyarov, Foros 2006 Black won after 16?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Rxe5! (see

9. Eriksson-Hellsten, Zweeds kampioenschap 2006 White was being mated with 24?¢‚Ǩ¬¶Qxa3!! (zie verder

10. Corrales-Shetty, Canadian open 2006 White won with 1. f3, when Black is in Zugzwang (see

11. Morozevich-Carlsen, Biel 2006 White could have won with 27.b4! (see

12. Studie van het jaar 2006 (Yuri Bazlov, 5e prijs, Nunn-50 jubileumtoernooi) White draws only with 1.Nh8! (see
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