Problem of the month: October 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem.

A HUGE MISTAKE

TURN: BLACK
LEVEL: NOT EASY

Black is too confident. So he is going to make a huge mistake and lose the game in two moves! The final score is 5-6.

You have to guess what mistake Black is going to make and what White will do in response.

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Problem of the month: August 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem for beginners proposed by saabalone.

With a little bit of thought…

TURN: BLACK / WHITE
LEVEL: BEGINNERS ONLY!

Your turn to move.
No matter if you play Black or White, you win in 3 moves!
At first sight it seems difficult, but with just a little bit of thought you can solve the problem.

Now good thought, and have fun! ^^

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Problem of the month: July 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem for beginners proposed by saabalone.

Make your move!

TURN: WHITE / BLACK
LEVEL: BEGINNERS ONLY!

If you play White, you win in 2 moves.
If you play Black, you win in 3 moves.
This is not very difficult. All you need is a clear vision of the situation.

Now make your move(s), and have fun! ^^

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Problem of the month: April 2017

A previously unreleased endgame problem based on an online game.

Take the place of the machine

TURN: WHITE
LEVEL: FOR ADVANCED PLAYERS

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Once more this is a game between our friend boulet (Black) and Mogwai’s MLA program at its highest level (White). You can see this game 29001 on MiGs‘ history.

This is Black move 48, and MLA is currently 3-4 ahead. At this point, the program should have concluded quickly. However, the game will continue until move 62 and a 4-6 score.

With this situation, could you have done better than MLA and will you win with only a few moves?

What endgame(s) do you propose?

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