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Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:13 PM
In each of the ten diagrams, study the diagram for no more than five minutes, then input your next move.
Each position in this page comes from real play by strong players. Beware, not all of these positions are wins for the side on the move, nor the best move is necessarily a brilliant one. Try to avoid "cheating" by thinking in terms of finding a combination: there may be none available. Instead, concentrate on the position, evaluate it and type the move you would play on the chessboard in a real game.
Some of these positions are pretty easy to play, but most of them are tough. Again, remember that these are real games between strong players: even the losing side (when there was one) might have been of IM/GM strength...

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:17 PM
r1b3k1/6p1/P1n1pr1p/q1p5/1b1P4/2N2N2/PP1QBPPP/R3K2R b KQ - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:20 PM
2nq1nk1/5p1p/4p1pQ/pb1pP1NP/1p1P2P1/1P4N1/P4PB1/6K1 w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:22 PM
8/3r2p1/pp1Bp1p1/1kP5/1n2K3/6R1/1P3P2/8 w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:24 PM
8/4kb1p/2p3pP/1pP1P1P1/1P3K2/1B6/8/8 w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:25 PM
b1R2nk1/5ppp/1p3n2/5N2/1b2p3/1P2BP2/q3BQPP/6K1 w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:27 PM
3rr1k1/pp3pbp/2bp1np1/q3p1B1/2B1P3/2N4P/PPPQ1PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:30 PM
r1b1qrk1/1ppn1pb1/p2p1npp/3Pp3/2P1P2B/2N5/PP1NBPPP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:31 PM
2R1r3/5k2/pBP1n2p/6p1/8/5P1P/2P3P1/7K w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:33 PM
2r2rk1/1p1R1pp1/p3p2p/8/4B3/3QB1P1/q1P3KP/8 w - - 0 1

Glenno
15-04-2005, 04:35 PM
r1bq1rk1/p4ppp/1pnp1n2/2p5/2PPpP2/1NP1P3/P3B1PP/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1

Trent Parker
16-04-2005, 10:13 AM
Hey glenno. Just a word of advice.... it might be better if you give one at a time.... otherwise there may be confusion as to whom is referring to what position.

Glenno
17-04-2005, 04:53 PM
I do apologise for that, tcn. Let's look at diagram one again.


r1b3k1/6p1/P1n1pr1p/q1p5/1b1P4/2N2N2/PP1QBPPP/R3K2R b KQ - 0 1

Remember you must look at the diagram for no more than five minutes. If you know the next move, please let me know.

Trent Parker
17-04-2005, 11:38 PM
Hmmm Rxf3 maybe one line going
Bxf3 cd Bxc6 dxc3...... though Rather than Bxc6 does Rc1 hold the Material......hmmm

Anyhow my 5 mins are up.... :D

Glenno
19-04-2005, 11:29 AM
Thanks, tcn.

Any others have suggestions?

Spiny Norman
19-04-2005, 07:11 PM
Any others have suggestions?

On diagram 1, how about:

1. ... cxd4 2.Nxd4 Nxd4 3.Qxd4 Bc5

Black can pick up the f-pawn, displace White's king in the process?

Glenno
26-04-2005, 03:25 PM
Thank you very much, Frosty.

There is one thing I need to clarify to everyone, though. These problems only require response of one move by one player, that's all.

Spiny Norman
26-04-2005, 05:51 PM
Thank you very much, Frosty.

There is one thing I need to clarify to everyone, though. These problems only require response of one move by one player, that's all.

Oh, OK ... well, I say 1. ... cxd4 then.

I'll try and have a look at a few more diagrams soon .... not that I imagine that I'll have much wisdom to share.

Is there a "right answer" anywhere in the future? I'd be interested to know whether others agree, as there's plenty of better players than me around here.

Spiny Norman
26-04-2005, 05:57 PM
In diagram two, I might try: 1. N3e4

Glenno
27-04-2005, 02:00 PM
Thanks Frosty, though you did not have to reply to diagram one again because you already replied.

Spiny Norman
27-04-2005, 08:35 PM
Diagram 3: c6 (??)
Diagram 4: Bc2
Diagram 5: Qg3
Diagram 6: no idea
Diagram 7: no idea ... maybe Nh7
Diagram 8: maybe Rd8 (but I can't see far enough ahead to be sure it works)
Diagram 9: can't see anything better than Rxb7
Diagram 10: maybe cxd4

Glenno
16-05-2005, 04:24 PM
Now let's look at diagram two, where White is to move next.


2nq1nk1/5p1p/4p1pQ/pb1pP1NP/1p1P2P1/1P4N1/P4PB1/6K1 w - - 0 1

Please let me know if you do have a reply.