Thursday, July 8, 2010

two warm up problems from the US Chess School

I know the photos yesterday made it look like there was no chess going on, so here are two warm up problems we did this morning.

white to move

black to move

Be careful: the second one is harder than it looks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First one
1.Qg5+ Kh8 Now R and B undefended
2.Qe7 Rb8
3.Qe5+ (or 3.Rd7)1-0

Second one I want to trap queen by
2.Qb6 Ra6 but after
3.Rd1 I see nothing for Black. However, if
1...Rh8+! first
2.Kg1 then the queen trap idea works, because
3.Qb6 Ra6
4.Rd1 now Black captures on d1 *with check*.