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Easy Chess Puzzle: Black Plays (Paulsen – Morphy)

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game
Solution of Christmas Competition Position 2. Taken from a game Paulsen – Morphy, New York 1857. Find Black’s next move.

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Quick Checkmate in Two Chess Puzzle: White Plays

Here’s a smart three-minute checkmate in two for you. White plays. Can you solve it?

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T Salthouse Knight Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two (Don’t forget Composer was Blind)

Ever worried about too much horsing around in chess? Check this: The chess study is composed by T Salthouse, London Globe, 1911. White to play and checkmate in two. Don’t forget, the composer of this chess study, Salthouse was blind…

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Henry William Barry Chess Study 1901 – White Checkmates in Two

This remarkable chess study is by Henry William Barry who was a violin teacher of Irish descent. He was also the chess study/problem editor of the “American Chess Bulletin” for 25 years. In this study, White to play and checkmate in two!

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Easy Chess Middlegame Win: You Play White

Here’s your easy Monday night chess task!
LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the Book of Stamma, 1737. White plays and wins.

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Winning Chess Plan: White Wins

In this position from the game Richter – Nageli, Munich, 1936, White has plenty to worry about. However, White found a forced winning plan. Can you find it as well? Don’t worry, it’s not difficult. Just go for some accurate calculations. In fact there are several ways to win this…

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Escaping-Checkmate Chess Puzzle: How did White Turn the Tables?

Death is on the line via g2, but White finds a way to escape and win! What was the dramatic win for White in this game Lima – Quinn, Yerevan Chess Olympiad, 1996?

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Magic Move Chess: Black Wins

There are those magic chess moves that win a game immediately, but are very difficult to spot. Do you practice tactics and checkmating puzzles every day? The world’s top Grandmasters have millions of chess patterns programmed into their mind thanks to regular practice. That’s how you get a keen ‘chess vision’. Let’s check yours this evening. What’s the magic move Black used to win the game immediately?

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Missiles-in-Control Chess Puzzle: How does White Win?

How good are you at controlling the diagonals on the chess board? Let’s take a look at this position from the game Burzlaff – Stark, Oschatz, 1958. White has huge center control, but the Queen is under attack. White is also troubled about the Rook on d5. So, what would you do if you were playing White?

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Quite Easy Chess Tactics: How did White Win?

White has built a huge attack on the Kingside in this game Brynell – Dysing, Stockholm, 1999. Do you think White has a forced checkmate, or will it take longer to win in the endgame?

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Super-Kill Chess Tactics: White Wins

White is dead if Black gets just one chane. How do you think White played this in the game Rosin vs Jurgens, Hamburg, 1980?

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Smart-Idea Chess Puzzle: White Wins

In this chess position from the game Moor – Girardin, Neuchatel, 1996, Black has done everything to stop from White checkmating the Black King. Still, White found a nice way to win. Do you know how?

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Material Chess: What’s White’s Winning Combination?

The winning combination for White is just too obvious in this chess position from the game Pankratov – Biktachiev, Tashkent, 1983. Can you see it?

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Magic Move Chess Puzzle: Kasparov – Lefstein 1-0

The position is blocked in this chess game Kasparov – Lefstein, Baltimore, 1997. What did White do to end the blockade and free his rolling pawns to promotion?
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Winning Chess Combination: What are White’s Winning Lines?

Evaluating how many pieces you have attacking the King and how isolated is the King under attack from his own defenders is the key to building a solid winning chess combination. This position is from the game Weeramantry – Trabert, Hawaii, 1977. White to play.

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Don’t-be-Lazy Chess Puzzle: White to Play for Checkmate

Let’s see how alert you are tonight with this chess position from the game Hever – Siklaj, Hungary, 1975. White to play for a forced checkmate!

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Tea-Time Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

This is a delightful winning combination from the chess game Goldin – Horvath, Budapest, 1996. White finds a quick way to demolish the Black defenses with a checkmate in three! What is it?
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Strong Chess Calculation: Find all Winning Lines for White

How strong is your chess calculation? Can you calculate all the winning lines to checkmate here in this position from the chess game Perlasco – Grasi, Como, 1907?

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Magic Chess Move: White Wins

How good are you at your chess patterns? The world’s best Grandmasters have thousands of chess patterns programmed into their brains! Check out this position from the game Moran – Pupo, Matanzas, 1995. White to play one magic move for a winning position.

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Easy Killer Chess Puzzle: White Wins

White has managed to build a very nice attack against the Black King and concludes it with a flourish. How did White win? The position is from the game Vadasz – Lingnau, Budapest, 1997.

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