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  1. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Aug '13 16:13
    J.C. van Gool


    Please PM your solutions so that everyone can solve.
  2. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    15 Aug '13 22:01
    SOLV'D (Fat Lady)
  3. 16 Aug '13 10:34 / 1 edit
    Thanks SwissGambit,

    This is a very tricky one. The first move is difficult to find and also the third move in the longest variation. However they both serve the same purpose, to cover a key flight square.
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    16 Aug '13 15:25
    Originally posted by Fat Lady
    Thanks SwissGambit,

    This is a very tricky one. The first move is difficult to find and also the third move in the longest variation. However they both serve the same purpose, to cover a key flight square.
    Yeah, seems tough. I'll wait another day then post another problem.
  5. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    18 Aug '13 16:26
    Originally posted by SwissGambit
    Yeah, seems tough. I'll wait another day then post another problem.
    There are still some people trying to solve. I'll wait a bit to post more.
  6. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Aug '13 20:20
    Solution to van Gool:

    1.Be8! (threat 2.Qc4)
    1...Rxe8 2.dxc3 Bxc3 3.Ne5 Rxe5 4.Nf6# (or 3...Bxe5 4.Ne3
    1...Re4 2.Qc4+ RxQ 3.Ne3#

    ...Re3+ is always answered by NxR#
  7. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    20 Aug '13 20:23 / 2 edits
    Problem 2


    A. Switilsky
    Die Schwalbe 1995

    Mate in 4

    Please PM solutions.
  8. 21 Aug '13 14:00 / 2 edits
    These puzzles are incredibly hard, I thought I had the first puzzle figured out a number of times including with the proper first move, but I always found a flaw and never saw the follow up pawn capture on move two. And now, even after seeing where I went wrong on the first puzzle and trying to apply what I learned, I still can't figure out the second one ). Thanks for posting these!
  9. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Aug '13 15:08
    Originally posted by Matt2015z
    These puzzles are incredibly hard, I thought I had the first puzzle figured out a number of times including with the proper first move, but I always found a flaw and never saw the follow up pawn capture on move two. And now, even after seeing where I went wrong on the first puzzle and trying to apply what I learned, I still can't figure out the second one ). Thanks for posting these!
    It takes some practice to get good at solving composed problems. But once you do, you get to see some ideas that are difficult or impossible to achieve in regular games of chess.
  10. 21 Aug '13 15:18 / 1 edit
    This one is so unlike a real chess position that I'm having trouble analysing it properly. I have a suspicion about what the solution might be, but haven't got the time just at the moment to check that it works. I'll have another go this evening.
  11. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    21 Aug '13 21:00 / 1 edit
    Problem 2 SOLV'D (Ragwort)