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Kenny Solomon wins the 2014 African Individual Chess Championship

South Africa’s Chess International Master (IM) Kenny Solomon won the 2014 Africa Individual Chess Championship (AICC) which was held in Windhoek Namibia from 13 December to 22 December 2014. 450 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 100

White to play and win


M Rubery v I Rabiner 1984

Solution

Probably most things win for white, such is the near zugzwang. But improving the pieces by 1 Bf4 makes a lot of sense. 60 more words

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Chess: Simul Master (14-year-old schoolboy) vs. IM Participant

An unusual encounter took place yesterday at United Square, Singapore. During a simultaneous chess challenge organised by the Singapore Chess Federation, my old friend and chess rival Terry Toh participated – not as one of the two “simul masters” (he is currently a retired… 117 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 99

White to play and win

R Mills v JA Barlow 1996

Solution

Examine all biffs means you have to try 1 Bg5!, which apart from breaking through, also develops two pieces- the bishop and the rook. 12 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 98

White to play and win

F Mentz v H Bouwer 1985

Solution

This one took me a few moments to solve, since at first I tried a complex line, 1 Qe8+ Kh7[] 2 Rf8, and tries to make it work, before, seeing it was too hard, and then… 21 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 97

White played 1 Ra6, threatening 2 Rf6: what was the result?

M O'Sullivan v E Kromhout 1981

Solution

An easy one today: 1…Ra1+ and the rook can check and check, since black's king will be stalemated, if the rook is captured. 6 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 96

White to play: what result?

G Searll v T Keuvelaer 1984

Solution

I changed the rubric from white to play and win to 'what result?' to make the task harder. 79 more words

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