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Paris 1924 Olympiad; Semmering 1926; London 1927 Olympiad; Bad Kissingen 1928; The Hague 1928 Olympiad; Hamburg 1930 Olympiad; Prague 1931 Olympiad; Folkestone 1933 Olympiad; Warsaw 1935 Olympiad; Munich 1936 Olympiad; Stockholm 1937 Olympiad; Buenos Aires 1939 Olympiad; Dubrovnik 1950 Olympiad; Helsinki 1952 Olympiad; Zurich 1953; Amsterdam 1954 Olympiad; Moscow 1956 Olympiad; Munich 1958 Olympiad; Turin 2006 Olympiad; Bundesliga 06/07; Gr Britain CH 2007; US Championship 2007; Bundesliga 07/08; Dresden 2008 Olympiad; US Championship 2008; Hastings 2008-09; Bundesliga 08/09; US Championship 2009; Bundesliga 2009/10; Khanty Mansyisk 2010 Olympiad; Bundesliga 2010/11; Hastings 2011-12; Wijk aan Zee 2012; Cappelle la Grande 2012; 2012 European Women's Championship; 2012 European Individual Championship; 2012 Russia Team Championships; Men's 2011-12 Bundesliga; Women's 2011-12 Bundesliga; 2012 World Open/Philadelphia; Gr Britain CH 2012; 2012 National Open/Las Vegas; Istanbul 2012 Olympiad; 2012 World Youth Championship; 2012-13 Bundesliga; 2013 Gibraltar Masters; 2013 Reykjavik Open; 2013 Capelle la Grande; 2013 European Individual Championship; 2013 European Individual Women's Championship; 100th British Chess CH; 2013 European Club Cup Tournament; 2013 European Team Championship


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Composed Chess Problems

Mate in 2's: Anonymous; George E Carpenter; George N Cheney; Ed H Courtenay; John Gardiner; Charles A Gilberg; Napoleon Marache; Joseph A Potter; George A Reed

Mate in 3's: Anonymous; JB of Bridport; Mrs Baird; A. Bayersdorfer; O. Blumenthal; George E Carpenter; R. Collinson; A. Corrias; J. Crum; A W Daniel; H. Hosey Davis; A. Decker; F. Dubbe; K. Erlin; Otto Fuss; K. Gavrilow; W. Geary; Sam Loyd; O Nemo; F M Teed

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Puzzles by Opening (ECO)

Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (A01); Bird's Opening, 1.f4 d5 (A03); Réti Opening, King's Indian Attack (A07); English, 1.c4 Nf6 w/o 2.Nc3 (A15); English, 1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 w/o 2...e6 (A16); English, Hedgehog (A17); English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Var. (A19); English 1.c4 e5 w/o 2.Nc3 (A20); English, Three Knights (A27); English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (A29); English, Symmetrical, Benoni (A31); English, Symmetrical Variation (A32); English, Symmetrical, 7.d4 (A39); Kings Indian (A48); Budapest Gambit (A51); Old Indian, Main Line (A55); Benko Gambit (A59); Benoni, Taimanov Var. (A67); Benoni, Four Pawns, Main Line (A69); Benoni, Classical, 9.O-O (A73); Dutch (A80); Dutch, Staunton Gambit (A82); Dutch, Leningrad, Main Var. (A87); Alekhine's Defense (B02); Alekhine's Defense (B03); Alekhine's Defense, Modern (B04); Alekhine Defense, Modern (B05); Robatsch (B06); Pirc (B07); Pirc, Classical (B08); Pirc, Austrian Attack (B09); Caro-Kann, Fantasy Variation (B12); Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack (B14); Caro-Kann, Steinitz Var. (B17); Caro-Kann, Classical (B19); Sicilian, Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted (B21); Sicilian, Alapin (B22); Sicilian, Closed (B23); Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3 (B26); Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation (B28); Sicilian, Sveshnikov/Pelikan (B33); Sicilian, Accel. Fianchetto, Modern Variation 7.Bc4 (B35); Sicilian, Accel. Fianchetto, Breyer (B39); Sicilian, Kan, 5.Bd3 (B42); Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (B43); Sicilian, Szen (B44); Sicilian, Taimanov (B46); Sicilian, Taimanov, Bastrikov (B47); Sicilian, Taimanov 6.Be3 (B48); Sicilian, Taimanov 7.Be2 (B49); Sicilian 2...d6 w/o 3.Bb5+ or 3.d4 (B50); Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack (B51); Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack (B52); Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack (B55); Sicilian, Boleslavsky, 7.Nb3 (B59); Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (B60); Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 (B66); Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 w/8...Bd7 (B67); Sicilian, Yugoslav, 7...0-0 (B76); Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 9.Bc4 (B77); Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.0-0-0 (B78); Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 12.h4 (B79); Sicilian, Scheveningen (B80); Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack (B81); Sicilian, Scheveningen 6...a6 (B84); Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (B86); Sicilian, Sozin 7.Be3 (B89); Sicilian, Najdorf, 5...a6 (B90); Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb 6.g3 (B91); Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky 6.Be2 (B92); Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (B93); Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.Bg5 (B94); Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6 (B95); Sicilian, Najdorf, 7.f4 (B96); Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Qb6 (B97); Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 (B98); Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line (B99); French, Advance (C02); French, Tarrasch, 3....a6 (C03); French, Tarrasch, 3....Bc6 (C04); French, Tarrasch, 3....Nf6 (C05); French, Tarrasch, 3....c5 (C07); French, Winawer (C18); Falkbeer Counter Gambit (C31); King's Knight's Gambit (C34); King's Gambit: Allagier & Kiesertisky (C39); Petrov Defense (C42); Petrov Defense, Modern Attack (C43); Scotch Game (C45); Three Knights (C46); Four Knights (C48); Evans Gambit (C51); Two Knights Defense (C55); Two Knights Defense (C56); Ruy Lopez, Berlin (C61); Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz (C62); Ruy Lopez, Schliemann (C63); Ruy Lopez, Cordel (C64); Ruy Lopez, Berlin (C65); Ruy Lopez, Berlin Def., Open (C67); Ruy Lopez, Exchange (C68); Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz (C71); Ruy Lopez, Morphy (C77); Ruy Lopez, 5.0-0 (C78); Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Deferred (C79); Ruy Lopez, Open (C80); Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack (C81); Ruy Lopez, Open, Classical (C83); Ruy Lopez, Closed (C84); Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Doubly Deferred (C85); Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack (C86); Marshall Gambit (C89); Ruy Lopez, Closed, 9.h3 (C92); Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense (C93); Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer (C94); Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer 10.d4 (C95); Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin (C96); Queen's Pawn Game (D00); Blackmar-Diemer Gambit (D00); QGD, Albin Counter Gambit (D08); QGD, Slav w/o 3.Nf3 (D10); QGD, Slav w/3.Nf3 (D11); Queen's Gambit Declined Slav (D15); QGD Slav, Dutch (D18); QGA, Classical, 6...a6 (D27); QGD Exchange (D35); QGD, Ragozin Variation (D38); QGD, Semi-Slav (D43); QGD, Semi-Slav, 5.Bg5 dxc4 (D44); QGD, Semi-Slav, 5.e3 (D45); QGD Semi-Slav, Meran (D48); Neo-Grunfeld Defense (D70); Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O (D79); Grunfeld Defense (D80); Grunfeld, 4.Bf4 (D82); Grunfeld Gambit (D83); Grunfeld, Exchange (D85); Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4+ (E02); Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3 (E04); Catalan Open, Classical (E05); Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3 (E06); Catalan, Closed (E09); Blumenfeld Counter Gambit (E10); Bogo-Indian Defence (E11); Queen's Indian (E15); Nimzo-Indian (E20); Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights (E21); Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Var. (E22); Nimzo-Indian, Samisch (E24); Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad (E30); Nimzo-Indian, Classical (E32); Nimzo-Indian 4.e3 c5 (E41); Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Var. (E43); Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System (E54); King's Indian (E60); King's Indian (E61); King's Indian, Fianchetto (E62); King's Indian, Panno Variation (E63); King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack (E76); King's Indian, Saemisch (E81); King's Indian, 5.Nf3 (E90); King's Indian, Classical 6.Be2 (E91); King's Indian, Classical (E92); King's Indian, Classical (E94); King's Indian (E97)

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Chess Assistant 12 is used to generate grist for the puzzle mill at this website. I use Houdini to analyse winning positions and eliminate any puzzle with more than one winning move. (Most initial, critical positions in a game of chess have several winning moves. Chess is not a game of ordination but of co-ordination.) When I started solving chess puzzles, my rating rose 400 rating points. Here you can browse positions that arose in the latest games as well as the old classics.




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Quick Kills: Practice Crushing Your Opponent Out Of The Opening - Alapin Sicilian - Tarrasch French - Gruenfeld Defense :
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Combining opening study with tactics practice, Quick Kills is an e-book series devoted to the tactical ideas that crop up when theory runs out. Each title contains hundreds of puzzles by high-rated players, set in a specific opening. The first screen contains the citation, game score, and diagram, while the second screen presents the diagram with the solution. The positions build on each other, yet without becoming repetitive. You will learn tactics best in the field where you already do your best work – in the opening you employ.

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I've been creating the puzzle column for the Postal Chess SIG for Mensa over the last ten years and sending out puzzles to subscribers every two weeks about that long too. For about a dozen years, I taught a chess class in a Washington, DC junior high school. For several years I took weekly lessons from the Virginia State Champion, Steve Greanias. I've completed an extensive series of courses on collections development taught by Dr John Sherrod, former Director of the National Agricultural Library in Washington, DC.

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