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mercoledì 29 dicembre 2010

The HuffPost-ICC Holiday Chess Puzzles Contest

Lubomir Kavalek

Lubomir Kavalek

Huffington Post, December 19, 2010

The HuffPost-ICC Holiday Chess Puzzles Contest


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Today's puzzles consist of three parts: a trivia question, a chess problem and a chess study. The last two are often used by coaches to improve the chess skills of their students. They learn to think more precisely because they have to find a unique solution.

Try to solve all three puzzles and you can win a membership at the Internet Chess Club (ICC). Send your solutions to: icchuffpost@chessclub.com.

The overall winner will get one year, a runner-up 6 months and four others 3 months of free Internet Chess Club (ICC) membership. The winners will be announced on January 1, 2011.


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Trivia:


Name at least three world chess champions who played the King's gambit in serious competitions.

Problem:


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Can you find how White mates in two moves? White to move first.


Study:


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Can you find how White wins? White to move first.

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Founded in 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA, as one of the first premium online gaming sites, Internet Chess Club (ICC) has more members, more Grandmasters, more volunteers, and more loyalty from its members than any other online classical game service that runs all year round, 24/7.

More than 30,000 members from all over the world regularly enjoy playing casual or tournament chess games against each other on ICC; watching others play, including hundreds of titled chess masters; and viewing a daily video service and live commentary of major tournaments on our Chess.FM service.



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