Solutions to Chess Problems


Category 1 Round 1 Number 1:
White to move and mate in 2 against any defence
Composer: Marjan Kovacević, Original for ISC, 2016

 Solution:1.Qb7!

Category 1 Round 1 Number 2:
White to move and mate in 3 against any defence

Composer: 2. Godfrey Heathcote, 1st prize Natal Mercury, 1918

Solution:1.Bb8!
> 2.Ne5 .........................................................................................................................1,0
1...Rd1 2.Ba7.................................................................................................................1,0
1...e3 2.Qc8....................................................................................................................1,0
1...Kc5 2.Qa5+ ...............................................................................................................1,0
1...Rc3 2.Nf6+.................................................................................................................0,5
1...Rd4 2.Nc3+, 2.Ba7 .....................................................................................................0,5

Category 2 Round 1 Number 1:
White to move and mate in 2 against any defence
Composer: Arnoldo Ellerman, 3rd prize American Chess Bulletin, 1921

Solution: 1.Qd7!


Category 2 Round 1 Number 2:
White to move and mate in 2 against any defence

Composer: Dieter Hanslik, 3rd commendation Freie Presse, 1976


Solution: 1.Rf5! .....................................................................................................................................1,0

Category 3 Number 1:
White to move and mate in 2 against any defence
Composer: Charles Promislo, 3rd prize American Chess Congress Meredith Tourney, 1921

Solution: 1.Qf5!


Category 3 Number 2:
White to move and mate in 2 against any defence

Composer: Herbert Ahues, 1st commendation Main Post, 1962

Solution: 1.Nec5! ..................................................................................................................................5,0






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