# Problems

04.10.2014
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04.10.2014

We’re excited to announce that we are holding a tactics solving contest here on TheChessWorld.com for a chance to win one of 3 VIP tickets to the International Chessboxing: Season Opener event in London, U.K., April 12th 2014! To enter the contest you just need to solve all 3 tactics problems below and comment with […]

03.31.2014
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03.31.2014

The other day I was looking at an old book, Chess Combination as a fine art (a collection of chess columns by Kurt Richter). I stumbled on an exercise I had marked years ago. Richter took it from a Belgian chess column, but could not trace the source. Today we know, thanks to the excellent […]

03.28.2014
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03.28.2014

Endgame is a very crucial part of chess. Depth of endgame understanding often decides if you win or lose otherwise equally looking position. Today, we present a list of 5 endgame tactics problems, which are not difficult, but yet most players fail to find the right move order. Can you solve it?

03.07.2014
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03.07.2014

Vitaly Kovalenko (1947-2014) is no more. The eminent Russian composer had a massive heart attack that turned fatal. In his chequered career the veteran composed more than 560 studies with a number of prizes to his credit. In later years he served as a judge in composing competitions. This was not without controversy. On one […]

02.12.2014
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02.12.2014

The ultimate blunder Anyone can hang a piece, but a good blunder requires thought. There is one sort of move that is almost always played after calm, if not happy contemplation: resigning. Sometimes it is wrong to resign – or to agree to a draw. It was Tim Krabbe, a great connoisseur of the game […]

01.27.2014
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01.27.2014

This time we want to present 5 chess compositions in which you need to find mate in 5. It’s a little bit more difficult than mate in 3, but much easier than mate in 12 as we have seen earlier. When solving these compositions, make sure to first study the position and only then move […]

01.18.2014
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01.18.2014

A three-mover composition is often called the queen of chess problems. Two-movers are pretty easy to solve for experienced chess players, four and five-movers are too difficult for most players to handle. Therefore a three-mover is the most optimal (difficulty-wise) composition that can include all themes generated during past 150 years, the period of modern […]

01.14.2014
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01.14.2014

These chess composition require 8, 11 and 12 moves to deliver the checkmate. Of course, it’s more difficult to find solutions for multi-move problems, but these are not ‘impossible’. I believe, that every chess player that understands notation and can use it in his own games is capable of solving these compositions in a reasonable […]

01.13.2014
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01.13.2014

The 3rd FIDE World Cup in Composing was held in the second half of 2013 under the aegis of WFCC.* The event directed by Dmitry Turevsky included both studies and problems. In the Studies Section there were as many as 40 entries. Mr. Iuri Akobia, eminent composer was the judge. At the moment Preliminary results […]

01.08.2014
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01.08.2014

Today is the hardcore tactics day, so I uploaded 7 extremely difficult chess compositions. These are called compositions because they were created (‘composed”) by the master-mind composers to make your job (as a solver) as difficult as humanly possible. Yes, these positions weren’t taken from the grandmasters games, they are much more complicated. If you […]