How quickly can Alena find the shortest mate in this position? White to move.
8/2P5/6P1/8/N7/2p2K2/7R/2k5 w - - 0 1
Thank you Yancey for your Cristmas puzzle. I have just seen it but I have no time to solve it now. It's time to go to bed for me. I wll solve it tomorrow.
V-11.c8=R c22.Rh1+ Kd23.Rd8#
V-21.c8=R Kb12.Rxc3 Ka13.Rc1#
V-31.c8=R Kd12.Rxc3 Ke13.Rc1#It took 8 minutes to solve this puzzle.
The key lines are v2 and v3, of course because of the stalemate that arises after 2.Qxc3.
This is a game between GM Sadorra and IM Hambleton.
4N1nk/8/4b2p/3pPp1Q/2pB1P1K/r6P/4q2r/6R1 w - - 0 1
How should white proceed? Feel free to put this one into your chess engines and let us know the results.
White is under immense pressure in this current chess position
This was one of the puzzles I created for 2017 SPFGI
This is based on another similar chess puzzle I created for SPFGI
N1b5/P2k4/8/r6B/8/6B1/1P1n4/7K w - - 0 1
One of the most difficult things in chess is to be able to assess positions accurately!
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what if you do 1. Qb1?? and your opponent does ..c1=Q!! then white is screwed.
For me, this is Rambo Attack Tactic [ 1) R5e8+!! Kh7 2) Qxd2! R8xd2 3) Rexa8 ~ Black resigned 1-0 ]