ChessProblem 7

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Sometimes in chess, good moves are difficult to see but when you realise that the move is there, everything becomes obvious. In this game, the very experienced Scottish player, Alan Grant (as White) was up against GM Aleksander Wohl. The game was played at the Hastings Chess Congress at the start of 2011 in Round 8. The game seemed on the face of it fairly equal until Black uncorked a move that instantly won the game. What was Black’s move?

Last weeks Problem


Black to move and win. Black is in big trouble being substantially down in material and his Queen under attack from the White Knight. But Black has a move that wins. What is it?

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Problem 6 solution

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Chess Problem 6

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Black to move and win. Black is in big trouble being substantially down in material and his Queen under attack from the White Knight. But Black has a move that wins. What is it?

Last weeks Problem


Black to move and win. It is always a good in chess to have a mindset based on a ‘never give up’ philosophy. In this position Black is in dire straits being substantially down in material. But Black has a move that wins. What is it?

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Problem  5 Solution

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Chess Problem 5

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Black to move and win. It is always good in chess to have a mindset based on a ‘never give up’ philosophy. In this position Black is in dire straits being substantially down in material. But Black has a move that wins. What is it?

Last weeks Problem


White to move and mate next move. I first saw this problem years ago in a pocket book, ‘Test Your Chess’ published in the United States in 1978 by Gerald Abrahams. It is a tricky little problem but deceptively simple.

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Problem 4 solution

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Chess Problem 4

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White to move and mate next move. I first saw this problem years ago in a pocket book, ‘Test Your Chess’ published in the United States in 1978 by Gerald Abrahams. It is a tricky little problem but deceptively simple.

Last weeks Problem


Find the winning moves where White checkmates in 2 moves.

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Problem 3 Solution

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Problem 2 solution

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