Monday, 19 July 2010

Puzzles from 2010 4th Leiden Chess Tournament

1) White to play to win



2) White is already better. How does he
cement his advantage?



3) White to play and win



[Courtesy of Chessbase.]

Puzzle from Benasque 2010

Black just played 1...Nb4. What does White play to go on to win?

Puzzle from Dortmund 2010

Here is a puzzle from the on-going Dortmund 2010 (clue: it is from the game of one of the world's best juniors):

Black has just played 1...h5. Can you spot the petite combination for White, winning a pawn and creating very good winning chances?

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

2010 US Junior Closed Championship

Here is a game fragment from the presently happening US Closed Junior Championship (follow live games here). Before revealing the answer, try solving the problem: Can you win as White? Black just moved 1...Kh7??



[Diagram courtesy of Chessbase]

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Club Championship Postponed Game Results

Here are the results of the postponed games in the Club Championship.

Postponed Game Results

Gletsos - Maldonado 1-0
Escalante - Zee 1-0
Burgess - Gong, N 1-0
Aspin - Grbin 1-0
Hale - Gunn 0-1
Beveridge - Burgess 0-1
Chiara - Watson 0-1
Escalante - Valenzuela 1-0
Yum - Siow 1-0
Siow - Christensen 0-1
Gletsos - Escalante 0.5-0.5
Yum - Christensen 0.5-0.5
Amin - Mere 1-0
Kuru- Gluvchinsky 0F - 0F
Burgess - Gletsos 0.5 -0.5
Maldonado - Edwards 0-1
Kirillov - Siow 1-0
Irmler - Galwey 0-1
Damaschino - Burgess 0.5-0.5
Burgess - Edwards 0.5-0.5