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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:33 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

7th Feb 2011
Questions :-
Tactical :- Black to move
[FEN "3rr1k1/pb3pp1/1p6/1Pp1pPq1/2P1Pn1p/PN2RQ1P/5NP1/5RK1 b"]
Tactical :- White to move
[FEN "4kb2/3q4/4n3/p1p2N2/1p6/1P2PQ2/rB3R2/6K1 w"]
Endgame :- White to move (Mate in 5 )
[FEN "8/8/k1K5/8/1P2B3/8/8/8 w "]
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Post Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:37 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

7th Feb 2011
Solutions :-
Tactical :- Black to move
[FEN "3rr1k1/pb3pp1/1p6/1Pp1pPq1/2P1Pn1p/PN2RQ1P/5NP1/5RK1 b"]

1... Nxg2

( 1... Nxg2 2. Rc3 Ne3+ 3. Ng4 Nxf1 4. Kxf1 Qf4 5. Nf2 a6 6. Qxf4 exf4 7. bxa6 Bxa6 8. Kg2 g5 9. fxg6 e.p. fxg6 10. a4 Bb7 11. a5 Rxe4 12. Nxe4 Bxe4+ 13. Kf2 )

2. Rc3 Ne3+
3. Ng4 Nxf1
4. Kxf1
Tactical White to move
[FEN "4kb2/3q4/4n3/p1p2N2/1p6/1P2PQ2/rB3R2/6K1 w"]
1. Qh5+

( 1. Qh5+ Kd8 2. Bf6+ Kc7 3. Rxa2 Kb6 4. Ra1 Qd5 5. Qf7 Bd6 6. Bd8+ Bc7 7. Bxc7+ Nxc7 8. Qxd5 Nxd5 )

1... Kd8
2. Bf6+ Kc7
3. Rxa2
Endgame :-White to move (Mate in 5 )
[FEN "8/8/k1K5/8/1P2B3/8/8/8 w "]
1. Bd3+ Ka7 2. Kc7 Ka8 3. b5 Ka7 4. b6+ Ka8 5. Be4#
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Post Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:18 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

8th Feb 2011
Questions :-
Tactical :- Black to move
[FEN "3r3k/p2r4/1p5p/1P2P3/PQ2p2P/5qP1/R4P2/4R1K1 b"]

Tactical :- white to move

[FEN "1rn1r1k1/5pbp/1q1p2p1/2pP4/2n1P3/R1N3PP/1PQ2PB1/2B2RK1 w"]

Endgame :- White to move
[FEN "8/8/8/7Q/8/4K3/3n2kp/8 w"]
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Post Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:28 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

8th Feb 2011
Solutions:-

Tactical :- Black to move
[FEN "3r3k/p2r4/1p5p/1P2P3/PQ2p2P/5qP1/R4P2/4R1K1 b"]

1... Rd1

( 1... Rd1 2. Ra3 Rxe1+ 3. Qxe1 Rd1 4. Re3 Rxe1+ 5. Rxe1 Qf5 6. f4 exf3 e.p. 7. Kf2 Qd3 8. Re3 Qc2+ 9. Kxf3 Qxa4 )

2. Ra3 Rxe1+
3. Qxe1 Rd1
4. Rxf3 Rxe1+
5. Kg2 exf3+

Tactical :- white to move

[FEN "1rn1r1k1/5pbp/1q1p2p1/2pP4/2n1P3/R1N3PP/1PQ2PB1/2B2RK1 w"]
1. Qa4

( 1. Qa4 Qd8 2. Qxc4 Rb4 3. Qd3 Qd7 4. Qc2 Na7 5. Bf4 Reb8 6. Ra6 Nc8 7. Rb1 Rb3 8. Bd2 Bd4 9. h4 Ne7 )

1... Rf8
2. Qxc4 *

Endgame :- White to move
[FEN "8/8/8/7Q/8/4K3/3n2kp/8 w"]
1. Qg4+ Kf1 2. Qe2+ Kg1 3. Qxd2 h1N 4. Kf3 Nf2 5. Qxf2+ Kh1 6. Qg2#
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Post Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:51 pm

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

9th Feb 2011
Questions :-
Tactical :- black to move
[FEN "r3k1r1/1p2np2/8/pP1p1b2/3p1P2/4p3/KBq1N1PP/3RQB1R b"]
Tactical :-white to move
[FEN "1r1q2k1/2p2rb1/4QpNp/1ppPp2p/8/6R1/PP3PP1/R3K3 w"]
Endgame :-black to move {Mate in seven }
[FEN "1K6/8/1P6/8/8/6k1/8/2q5 b"]
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Post Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:54 pm

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

9th Feb 2011
Solutions :-
Tactical :- Black to move
[FEN "r3k1r1/1p2np2/8/pP1p1b2/3p1P2/4p3/KBq1N1PP/3RQB1R b"]
1... Qc4+

( 1... Qc4+ 2. Ka3 Bc2 3. Nxd4 Qa4# )

2. Ka3 Bc2
3. Nxd4 Qa4# *
Tactical :-white to move
[FEN "1r1q2k1/2p2rb1/4QpNp/1ppPp2p/8/6R1/PP3PP1/R3K3 w"]
1. Nh8

( 1. Nh8 Kxh8 2. Qxf7 Qf8 3. Qxc7 Rc8 4. Qb7 Rb8 5. Qa7 Ra8 6. Qd7 f5 7. Qxb5 Rb8 8. Qe2 e4 9. Rb3 Rxb3 )

1... Kxh8
2. Qxf7 *
Endgame :-Black to move {Mate in Seven }
[FEN "1K6/8/1P6/8/8/6k1/8/2q5 b"]

1... Kf4 2. Kb7 Ke5 3. Ka7 Kd6 4. Kb7 Qa3 5. Kb8 Kc6 6. b7 Qa5 7. Kc8 Qc7#
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Post Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:37 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

11 FEB 2011
Questions :-

Tactical :- white to play
[FEN "8/8/1r6/5kpp/4n3/1P1NR1PP/2K5/8 w"]

Tactical :-Black to play
[FEN "4r1k1/1p1N1pp1/2p2n2/p1P1Q3/3RnpP1/3Q3P/PP2P1B1/5K2 b"]

Endgame :- Black to play
Mate in 4
[FEN "8/1K6/1P2k3/8/8/8/8/q7 b"]
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Post Fri Feb 11, 2011 11:47 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

11 FEB 2011
solutions :-

Tactical :- white to play
[FEN "8/8/1r6/5kpp/4n3/1P1NR1PP/2K5/8 w"]
1. g4+

( 1. g4+ hxg4 2. hxg4+ Kxg4 3. Rxe4+ Kf5 4. Nf2 Ra6 5. Kd3 Ra3 6. Rb4 Ra5 7. Ng4 Rd5+ 8. Ke2 Ke6 9. Ne3 Ra5 10. Ra4 )

1... hxg4
2. hxg4+ Kxg4
3. Rxe4+ *

Tactical :-Black to play
[FEN "4r1k1/1p1N1pp1/2p2n2/p1P1Q3/3RnpP1/3Q3P/PP2P1B1/5K2 b"]
1... Ng3+

( 1... Ng3+ 2. Kf2 Nxd7 3. Rxd7 Qxc5+ 4. Qd4 Rxe2+ 5. Kf3 Qc1 6. Re7 Rd2 7. Re8+ Kh7 8. Qxf4 Rf2+ 9. Kxf2 Qxf4+ )

2. Ke1 Nxd7
3. Rxd7 Qxe2+
4. Qxe2 Rxe2+
5. Kd1 Rxg2 *

Endgame :- Black to play
Mate in 4
[FEN "8/1K6/1P2k3/8/8/8/8/q7 b"]
1... Kd7 2. Kb8 Kc6 3. b7 Qa5 4. Kc8 Qc7#
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Post Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:07 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

12th FEB 2011
Questions :-

Tactical :- White to play
[FEN "1r3r2/1k3pnp/2R5/8/8/8/4R2P/7K w"]
Tactical :-Black to play
[FEN "1R1r2k1/Q4p1p/4b1p1/8/6n1/2P3P1/PP3P1q/R3K3 b"]
Endgame :-White to play {Play the best move . By my calculations its a mate in 25}
[FEN "8/7k/K7/P5R1/8/8/8/5r2 w"]
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Post Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:10 am

Re: tactical and Endgames Puzzles

12th FEB 2011
Solutions :-

Tactical :- White to play
[FEN "1r3r2/1k3pnp/2R5/8/8/8/4R2P/7K w"]
1. Rc1

( 1. Rc1 Ka6 2. Ra2+ Kb6 3. Rb2+ Ka5 4. Ra1# )

1... Ka6
2. Ra2+ Kb5
3. Rb2+ Ka4
4. Ra1# *
Tactical :-Black to play
[FEN "1R1r2k1/Q4p1p/4b1p1/8/6n1/2P3P1/PP3P1q/R3K3 b"]
1... Qh1+

( 1... Qh1+ 2. Ke2 Bc4# )

2. Ke2 Bc4# *
Endgame :- White to play
{Play the best move . By my calculations its a mate in 25}
[FEN "8/7k/K7/P5R1/8/8/8/5r2 w"]

1. Kb6 Rf6+ 2. Kb5 Kh6 3. Re5 Rf8 4. a6 Ra8 5. Kb6 Rb8+ 6. Kc7 Ra8 7. Ra5 Ra7+ 8. Kb6 Rg7 9. Rc5 Rf7 10. a7 Rf8 11. Kb7 Rf7+ 12. Kb8 Rf8+ 13. Rc8 Rf1 14. a8=Q Rb1+ 15. Kc7 Rc1+ 16. Kd7 Rd1+ 17. Ke8 Re1+ 18. Kf7 Rf1+ 19. Kg8 Rg1+ 20. Kh8 Rg7 21. Qe4 Rg4 22. Rc6+ Kh5 23. Qf3 Kg5 24. Qf6+ Kh5 25. Qh6#
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