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Solve 5 Tactics Problems and Win a Prize E-mail
Written by Yury Markushin   
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 00:00

We are excited to announce that we are holding a tactics solving contest for a chance to win a free access to 21 Days to Supercharge Your Chess Program. To enter the contest your need to solve all 5 tactics problems and comment with your solutions below. The 2 best solutions (correct notation, all lines analyzed, etc.) will get a free access to the training course.

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Here are the 5 problems:

Position #1

position 1

White to move and mate in 3

Position #2

position 2

White to move and mate in 3

Position #3

position 3

White to move and mate in 3

Position #4

position 4

White to move and mate in 3

Position #5

position 5

White to move and mate in 3

Don't forget to comment (make sure to use current email address) with your solution in the comment field below and watch this space because you can be the winner!

The solutions will be posted and the winners will be announced on February 22nd, 2015.

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We have concluded the Contest and the winners are:

First Place: Arjoe Loanzon

We have had a hard time deciding the second prize winner because 3 solvers did almost equally well: Jun S.Gutierrez, Felix Teichert and M. Krutský.

After careful consideration we have decided to grant the prize to:

Second Place: M. Krutský

Thank you, to all participants and winners. For all those who have submitted their solutions and did not win we will give a 25% discount for the course. Expect an email from us shortly!

Team TheChessWorld.com

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Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:11
 

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+1 #45 Yury 2015-02-22 17:14
Thanks to all who participated in the contest!
The solutions are now posted and the winners announced.
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0 #44 Michael Dembrow 2015-02-22 13:58
#5:1. Ndc3.If 1...Ke3 2. Qd4+ 2... Kf3 3. Qf4#. If 1... Kd2 2. Qd1+ 2... Ke3 3. Qe2#. If 1... Bc1 2. Qe4+ 2... Kd2 3. Qe2#. If 1...Bb2 2. Qd4+ 2...Kc2 3. Qd1#. If 1...Bb4 2. Qd1+ 2... Kc4 (2...Ke3 3. Qe2#) 3. Qd5#. If 1... Bc5 2. Qa2 2...Ke3 (2...Ba3 3. Qe2#, 2... Bb4 3. Qe2#, 2... Bd4 3. Qe2#, 2...Be3 3...Qe2#, 2...Bf2 3...Qe2#, 2...Bg1 3...Qe2#, 2...Bb6 3. Qe2#, 2...Ba7 3. Qe2#, 2...Bd6 3. Qe2#, 2...Be7 3. Qe2#, 2...Bf8 3. Qe2#) 3. Qe2#. If 1...Bd6 2. Qa2 2... Bxg3 (2... Ba3 3. Qe2#, 2...Ke3 3. Qe2#, 2...Bb4 3. Qe2#, 2...Be7 3. Qe2#, Bf8 3. Qe2#, 2...Bb8 3. Qe2#, 2...Bc7 3. Qe2#, 2... Be5 3. Qe2#, 2... Bc5 3. Qe2#, 2...Bf4 3. Qe2#) 3. Qe2#. If 1...Be7 2. Qa2 2...Bf8 (2...Ke3, 3. Qe2#, 2...Bb4 3. Qe2#, 2...Bc5 3. Qe2#, 2...Bd6 3. Qe2#, 2...Ba3 3... Qe2#, 2...Bd8 3. Qe2#, 2...Bf6 3. Qe2#, 2…Bg5 3. Qe2#, 2...Bh4 3. Qe2#) 3. Qe2#. If 1...Bf8 2. Qa2 2... Bg7 (2...Ke3 3. Qe2#, 2...Bh6 3. Qe2#, Bb4 3. Qe2#, 2...Bc5 3. Qe2#, 2...Bd6 3. Qe2#, 2...Ba3 3...Qe2#, 2...Be7 3. Qe2#) 3. Qe2#.
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0 #43 Michael Dembrow 2015-02-22 13:53
Problem #4: 1. Kc3. If 1... Nxa4 2. Kc2 2.. Nc3 (2... Nb6 3. Bb2#, 2... Nc5 3. Bb2#, 2... Nb2 3. Bb2#) 3. Bb2#. If 1... Nd3 2. Ba3 2... Nc1 (2... Nb4 3. Bb2#, 2... Nc5 3. Bb2#, 2... Ne5 3. Bb2#, 2... Nf4 3. Bb2#, 2... Nf2 3. Bb2#, 2... Ne1 3. Bb2#, 2... Nb2 3. Bxb2#) 3. Bb2#. If 1... Nd1# 2. Kb3 2... Nc3 (2... Nb2 3. Bxb2#, 2... Ne3 3. Bxb2#, 2...Nf2 3. Bb2#) Bb2#. If 1... Nc4 2. Ra6 (or 2. Ra7 or 2. Ra8 or 2. Bf5 or 2. Bg6 or 2. Bh7 or 2. Bd3 or 2. Bc2, all followed by a knight move and 3. Bb2# or 3. Bxb2#) 2... Na5 (2... Na3 Bb2#, 2... Nd2 3. Bb2#, 2... Ne3 3. Bb2#, 2... Ne5 3. Bb2#, 2... Nd6 3. Bb2#, 2... Nb6 3. Bb2#, 2... Nb2 3. Bxb2#) 3. Bb2#.
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0 #42 Michael Dembrow 2015-02-22 13:52
Problem #3: 1. Ra2. If 1... Qf4 2. Ra8+ 2... Qb8 (2... Qf8 3. Rxf8#) 3. Rxb8#. If 1... Qg3, 2. Ra8+ 2... Qg8 (2... Qb8 3. Rxb8#) 3. Rxg8#. If 1... Qa7 2. Rh2#. If 1... Qb5 2. Rh2+ 2... Qh5 3. Rxh5#. If 1... Qb6 2. Ra8+ 2... Qd8 (2... Qb8 3. Rxb8#) 3. Rxd8#. If 1... Qh2, 2. Rxh2#. If 1... Qb7 2. Rh2#. If 1... Qg8, 2. Rh2+ 2... Qh7 3. R1xh7# or 3. Rexh7#. If 1... Qf8, 2. Rh2+ 2... Qh6 3. Rxh6#. If 1... Qa8 2. Rh2# or 2. Rxa8#. If 1... Qe5 2. Ra8+ 2... Qb8 3. Rxb8#. If 1... Qd6 2. Ra8+ 2... Qb8 (2... Qd8 3. Rxd8#) 3. Rxd8#. If 1... Qc7 2. Ra8+ 2... Qb8 (2... Qc8 3. Rxc8#, 2... Qd8 3. Rxd8#) 3. Rxb8#. If 1... Qe8 2. Rh2+ 2... Qh5 3. Rxh5#. If 1... Qd8 2. Rh2#. If 1... Qc8 2. Rh2+ 2... Qh3 3. Rxh3#. If 1... Qf8 2. Rh2+ 2... Qh6 3. Rxh6#.
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0 #41 Michael Dembrow 2015-02-22 13:52
Problem #2: 1. Rb3. If 1... a1=N 2. Rc3 2... Nb3 (2... Nc2 3. Ba7#) 3. Ba7#. If 1... a1=Q (or 1... a1=B, 1... a1=R) 2. Ba5+ 2... Kxc8 3. Bh3#. If 1... Kxc8 2. Rd3 2... a1=Q (2... a1=N, 2... a1=B, and 2...a1=R, and 2... Kb8 lose to 3. Rd8#) 3. Rd8#.
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0 #40 Michael Dembrow 2015-02-22 13:51
Problem #1: 1. Qc1. If 1... g3, then Qxc8#. If 1... Bb7 2. Qf4 2... g3 ( 2... d2 3. Qh2#, 2… Ba6 3. Qh2#, 2… Ba8 3. Qh2#, 2… Bc8 3. Qh2#, 2… Bc6 3. Qh2#, 2… Bd5 3. Qh2#, 2… Be4 3. Qh2#, 2… Bf3 3. Qh2#, 2… Bg2 3. Qh2#, 2… Bh1, 3. Qh2#) 3. Qf5#. If 1... Bd7, 2. Qc7 2... d2 (2... g3 3. Qxd7#, 2… Bc8 3. Qh2#, 2… Be8 3. Qh2#, 2… Bc6 3. Qh2#, 2… Bb5 3. Qh2#, 2… Ba4 3. Qh2#, 2… Be6, 3. Qh2#, 2… Bf5 3. Qh2#) Qh2#. If 1... d2, 2. Qc3+ 2... g3 3. Qxc8#. If 1... Ba6 2. Qe3+ 2... g3 3. Qe6#. If 1... Be6 2. Qe3+ 2... g3 3. Qxe6#. If 1... Bf5 2. Qf4 2... g3 (2… d2 3. Qh2#, 2… Be6 3. Qh2#, 2… Bd7 3. Qh2#, 2… Bc8 3. Qh2#, 2… Be4 3. Qh2#, 2… Bg6 3. Qh2#, 2… Bh7 3. Qh2#) 3. Qf4#.
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0 #39 Jorge David 2015-02-22 08:43
1) 1. Qc1 Kg3 2. Qe3++
Pg3 2. QxBc8++
Pd2 2. Qc3+ Pg3 3. QxBc8++
Bd7 2. Qc7 ... 3. Qh1++
Be6 2. Qe3 Pg3 3. QxBe6++
Bf5 2. Qf4 ... 3. Qh1++


2) 1. Rb3 a1 2. Ba5+ Kxc8 3. Bh3++
Kxc8 2. Rd3 a1 3. Rd8++
Kb8 3. Rd8++

3)If one kill the queen without a cheque, the black dont have a move.

1. Rg2 Qf8 2. Rh2+ Qh6 3. Rxh6++


4) 1. Kc3 Nxa4+ 2. Kc2 Nc2 3. Bxb2++
N...3. Bb2++

5) Kdc3 B... 2. Qe4+ Kd2 3. E2++
Kd2 2. Qd1+ Ke3 3. Q2++
Ke3 2. Qe4+ Kd2 3. Qe2++
Kf2 3. Qe2++
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0 #38 Ian 2015-02-22 05:19
Consider this as my selection please. Drop the previous 2 solutions that I submitted please.
Pos1. 1. Qc1 Bb7
2. Qc7 g3
3. Qd7# 1-0
Pos2. 1. Be6 Kxc8
2. Rh8# 1-0
Pos3. 1. Rf5 Qg8
2. Rh5 Qh7
3. Rhxh7# 1-0
Pos4 1. Rb4 Nd1
2. Ke5 Nc3
3. Bb2# 1-0
Pos5 1. Nf4 Kd2
2. Nxa3 Kc1
3. Qc2# 1-0
All solved
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0 #37 Jun S.Gutierrez 2015-02-22 03:26
Pos#1. 1.Qc1 d2 2.Qc3+ g3 3.Qxc8#
1...Bf5 or Bb7 2.Qf4 g3 (or any move 3.Qh2#) 3. Qf5#or Qxf5#
1...Be6 or Ba6 2.Qe3+ g3 (or any move 3.Qh2#) 3.Qe6# or Qxe6#
1...Bd7 or Bb7 2.Qc7 g3 (or any move 3.Qh2#) 3.Qd7# or Qxd7#
Pos#2. 1.Rb3 Kxc8 2.Rd3 any move 3. Rd8#
1...a1=N 2. Rc3 any move 3.Ba7#
1...a1=any pieces except N 2.Ba5+ Kxc8 3.Bh3#
Pos#3. 1.Ra2 any of Qg3, Qf4, Qe5, Qd6, Qc7 2.Ra8+ any move 3.RxQ#
1...any of Qb5, Qe8, 2.Rh2+ Qh5 3.Rxh5#
1...any of Qb6, Qf8 2. Rh2+ Qh6 3.Rxh6#
1...any of Qd8, Qa7, Qb7, 2.Rh2#
1...Qg8 2.Rh2+ Qh7 3.Re or Rhxh7#
Pos#4. 1.Rc4 Nd3 2.Ba3 any move 3.Rc1# or Rxc1# if 2...Nc1
1...Nd1 or Na4 2.Rb4 any move 3. Bb2# or Bxb2# if 2...Nb2
1...Nxc4 2.Kc3 any move 3.Bb2# or Bxb2# if 2...Nb2
Pos#5. 1.Ndc3 Kd2 2.Qd1+ Ke3 3.Qe2#
1...Ke3 2.Qd4+ Kf3 3.Qf4#
1...Bc1 2.Qe4+ Kd2 3.Qe2#
1...Bb2 2.Qd4+ Kc2 3.Qd1#
1...any of Bc5, Bd6, Be7,Bf8 2.Qa2 any move 3.Qe2#
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+1 #36 Arjoe Loanzon 2015-02-22 02:30
Dear Yury,

Nice contest for TheChessWorld!

Though it took me (2+ hours) more than I thought sending the solutions to the interesting puzzles.
The system didn't accept longer comments, but the variation details are necessary for completion. Finally, decided to send answers in two parts and hope you'll able to get it. Keep us posted!

Thanks,
Arjoe
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