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Copyright 1991,1996, 1997, 1998 John Richard Coffey.
If you find any errors, then please let me know.- John.
Please use the links below to center the problems, find the solution, and to advance to the next problem.
6W0021
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6W0022
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6W0023
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6W0024
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6W0021
White won easily by playing 1. Qf4
which forces a queen trade which
gives white an overwhelming
endgame. Play might proceed 1. ...
Qxf4 2. exf4 Rd4 3. e3! and now
not Rxa4 because of 4. b6 attacking
the rook and queening on move 6.
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6W0022
Just pushing the pawn will win, but
slightly more to
the point is 1. Kc3 (and
faster) threatening 2. Kc2 which
stops black
fron queening and allows white
to queen around move 6. If 1. ...
Kb1? then 2. Kb4 wins the pawn.
6W0023
1. Nxd5! and the pin is fatal. Now
if 1. ... Kd6
then 2. Nxc7 and the issue is if
Black can draw by perpetual check.
So
now. 2. ... Qf4+ 3. g3! Qf2+
4. Qg2 Qxg2+ 5. Kxg2 Kxc7 and 6.
c3 gives
White an easily won endgame.
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6W0024
1. Re7+ Kg8 (Worse is Kh8 after
the following.....)
2. Qg5 and now the the threat of
Qh6 is strong. if 2. .... Rxd3 3.
Qh6
Qf6 4. Re8+! Rxe8 5. Rxe8+ Kf7
6. Qf8 mate. If 2. ... Nc8 3.
Re6 Qf8
4.Qxg6+ and 5. Re8!! wins
6W0025
[solution]
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6W0026
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6W0027
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6W0028
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6W0025
Interesting is 1. Qh3 (maybe also
good is Rxb7) and now if 1. ...
Ke7 2. Qh4+ Kf8 3. Qh8+
forking the king and rook. If then
3. ... Rg8 4. Qh6+ and now if 4.
... Rg7 5. Rg1 is crushing. If
instead 4. ... Ke7?? 5. Qf6+ Kf8
6. Qxf7 mate.
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6W0026
1. Nxe6 fxe6 2. R1c7 and now the
bishop of e7 is
threatened. 2. ... Kf7 loses
quickly to 3. Bg5 winning the
bishop. If
instead 2. ... Kf8 3. Bh6+ Kf7
4. Bg5 is the same. So if 2. ...
Bd8 3.
Rg7+ Kh8 4. Rxh7+ Kg8 5. Rcg7+
Kf8 6. Bh6!
6W0027
Tell me why the following wouldn't
work: 1. Bxg6
and black gets mated if he
doesn't take the bishop. So 1. ...
fxg6 2.
Rxg6+ and he gets mated if he
doesn't take the rook. So 2. ...
hxg6 3.
Qxg6+ Kh8 and now 4. Re1 5. Re3
and 6. Rh3+ wins
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6W0028
1. Nxg6 (threat Ne7+ and then Qxh7
mate) fxg6 (if
hxg6 then Rxg6+ mates easily)
2. Rxg6+ Kf7 (hxg6 then Qxg6+ mates
next
move) 3. Qxh7+ wins easily (Ke8
Re1+.) If 1. ... Kg7 2. Bh6+ kg8
(Kxf6
Qe5 mate) 3. Ne7+ Kh8 4. Bg7+
kxg7 5. Qh6+ wins with 6. Qxh7
mate
6W0029
[solution]
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6W0030
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6W0031
[solution]
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6W0029
1. Rxh6 gxh6 2. Qxh6 f5 (the best
defense) 3. Qg6+ Kh8
4. Bh6 with the threat of Qg7 mate.
Now not 4. ... Rg8
5. Nf7 mate. So instead 4. ... Qe7
5. Bxf8 Qxf8
6. Nf7+ and black must give up his
queen.
I haven't verified this with a
computer, but it looks
correct to me. What do you
think?
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6W0030
1. Ng5+ Kg8 2. Qe8+ Kg7 (if 2.
...
Rf8 3. Qxg6+ forces mate.) 3.
Ne6+ and
now black might as well give up
his
Queen with Qxf6. But if 3. ... Kh7
4.
Qxf7+ forces mate. if 3. ... Kh6
4.
Qh8+ Rg7 5. Qf8+ forces mate on
move 6.
If 3. ... Kf6 4. Qh8+ forces
mate on
move 5. If 4. ... Rg7 then 5.
Qxg7
mate. If 4. ... Ke7 5. Qd8 mate.
6W0031
Not 1. g6 stalemate. Also no good
is to chase after
the a4 pawn. Black has just
enough time to win g5 and stop the
a3 pawn.
Also no good is 1. Kf6 Kh7 and
now 2. g6 leads to stalemate and
2. Kf7
Kh8 gets nowhere fast. Instead
the only thing that works is 1. Kg5
Kg8
2. Kh6 Kh8 3. g6 (White's last
tempo move.) Kg8 4. g7 Kf7 5.
Kh7
and then 6. g8=Q.
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