Chess problem corner – by C.G.S.Narayanan

Problem of the Day-20 (19.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

  

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 19’

W.A.Shinkman

Tiffin Tribune 1898

Key 1.Rg1! waiting

1…Kh6 2.Kf5 2.Kh5 3.Rh1

1…h6  2.Rg2  Kh4 3.Rh2

Problem of the Day-19 (18.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in THREE moves

 

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 18’

C.G.S.Narayanan

The Hindu 1977

Key 1.Ng3! waiting

Changed mates after the two black pawn moves from the set position

Known in problem parlance as ‘Mutate’

 

Problem of the Day-18 (16.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 17’

Sam Loyd, Sessa 1868

1.Qh6!

1…Kb4 2.Qc1 any 3.Qa3

1…Ka5 2.Kb3 b4 3.Qb6

 

Problem of the Day-17 (15.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in THREE moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 16’

A.Kraemer

Bochumer Anzeiger 1926

Key 1.Rc8! waiting

The key is a Bristol clearance where one line piece gives way for another line piece moving on the same line

 

Problem of the Day-16 (14.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

 Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 15’

E.N.Nagovicyn

I HM Lokker MT 1975

1.Bc3! (2.Qf3)

 

Problem of the Day-15 (13.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 14’

H.D.O.Bernard

Chess Amateur 1918

Key 1.Qa4!

There is a good ty 1.Qc4? which fails to 1…Nd3!

Problem of the Day-14 (12.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 13’

V.Mojkin

Sp.Pr Sahmati v SSSR 1973

Key 1.Qh8!

Problem of the Day-13 (11.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 12’

D.Kanonik

I Pr, Lokker MT 1975

Key 1.Bb6!

Problem of the Day-12 (09.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 11’

Z.Mach, Nove Parizske 1899

Key 1.Ra8!

Problem of the Day-11 (08.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day 10’

S.Loyd, N.Y.Aibion 1857

Key 1.Rf4! waiting

1…Kh1 2.Kf2  Kh2  3.Rh4

1…Kxg3  2.0-0  Kh3 3.R(1)f3

Problem of the Day-10 (07.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in THREE moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-9’

P.H.Williams, Birmingham Post 1890

Key 1.Qh3!

Problem of the Day-9 (06.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-8’

L.I.Kubbel,Shamatnyj listok 1926

Key 1.Qa7!

 

Problem of the Day-8 (05.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-7’

Sam Loyd, N.Y.State Chess Association 1892

Key: 1.Qa1!

 

Problem of the Day-7 (04.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-6’

Key 1.Bb8!

(1..f2  2.Rc7 Kh2 3.Rh7)

Problem of the Day-6 (02.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in THREE moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-5’

W.A.Shinkman, Schach 1905

Key 1.Ra3! waiting

 

Problem of the Day-5 (01.06.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

Mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-4’

G.P.Latzel

5Hon.Mention, Die Schwalbe 1956

Key 1.Ng5!

A marvellous miniature (problem with seven or less men)where all the eight moves of the white knight which include seven tries and key are by the white knight

1.Nxg3? Kf4! 1.Nf2 gxf2! 1.Nd2? Ke6! 1.Nc3? Kd4! 1.Nc5? dxc5! 1.Nxd6? g2! 1.Nf6? d5!

 

Problem of the Day-4 (31.05.2018) – by C.G.S.Narayanan

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-3’

Key 1.Qa8!

 

Problem of the Day-3  (30.05.2018)  – by C.G.S.Narayanan 

Mate in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-2’

Key 1.Qe8!

 

Problem of the Day-2  (29.05.2018)  – by C.G.S.Narayanan   

White mates in two moves

Solution to ‘Problem of the Day-1’:

Sam Loyd

Buffalo Commercial Advertiser 1880

Key 1.Kf5!

 

Problem of the Day-1    – 28.05.2018 – by C.G.S.Narayanan 

White to play and mate in two moves

In the series of problems  which will be given daily for solving  the key move will not be a checking move but a quiet one by white. The solution will be given the next day along with the composer’s name, the name of the magazine in which published and the date of publication

(Solution will be posted tomorrow)

 

 

Preamble

chess problem, also called a chess composition Is not a position arising out of an actual game, but has been composed for the specific purpose of presenting a thematic idea with difficult key and attractive mates not often seen in the over the board play. In a direct mate problem white has to mate black in specific number of moves against any black defence. The key to such problems are invariably quiet  non-checking moves. Solving problems help improve quick grasp of positions, accurate and faster calculations and above all visualizing mating positions. With this in view “Problem of the Day’ is presented from to-day -one problem each day.The solution to the problem will be given the next day along with the composer’s name, magazine’s name and the date of publication.

To quote GM John Nunn from ‘Solving in style’ “One of the most frequently debated questions about chess is whether it is a sport or an art.If the hurly burly of tournament play emphasizes the sporting aspect then the artistic element finds its best expression in the world of chess composition.Chess problems are an unsual art form in that the solvers have to participate actively by solving the problem in order to appreciate the artist’s message”