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Woodbridge School is getting a new chess website!

We are excited that Mr Hunt is busy redeveloping the school chess website. Please come back to further details in due course!

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 29

White to play and win

JH Van Dyk v CL Verlinde 1960

Solution

A good exercise today. Had it been a game, and not a problem with a solution, I might not have looked hard enough at 1 cd! 120 more words

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Another puzzle for an easy main chess puzzle day

Black to play and win

Bakhar v Gleizerov, Chalkidiki 1992

Solution

This took me a while, even though I saw the initial move on inspection. I missed one key aspect in my calculation, and this then took me round the houses. 133 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle #28

White to play and win

PJ Foley v D Gluckman 1993

Solution

A rest day today. 1 Bb5 and white wins the exchange, at least (though Reitstein says 'loses a piece' meaning he ignores black's 'best' 1…Kf7 2 Be8+ Ne8 when he is 'not dead yet' (but it is 1-0). 23 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 27

Black to play and win

E Holloway v G Somerville 1995

Solution

An exercise in calculation, clearly aimed at 'how to break through' with g2 and the d5-h1 diagonal being key. 130 more words

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ACROSS THE GRID

»I was struck by the intensity of the chess room, with the clock ticking, and everyone intensely, but calmly, thinking…« describes Hanae Utamura, visual artist from Tokyo/Japan, about her first experience at a chess tournament with former Solitude fellow and chess grandmaster… 1,122 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 26

White to play and win

M Levitt v G Michelakis 1995

Solution

Clearly, the position is critical, by which I mean that there is either something here, and white can exploit the pressure, or exchanges will occur on f8 and the game will fizzle out. 216 more words

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