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Igor Sukhin

Chess Camp

Volume 1: Move, Attack, and Capture

2010 Igor Sukhin


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Contents
Note for Coaches, Parents, Teachers, and Trainers .................................................... 5
The Rook .................................................................................................................... 7
The Bishop ............................................................................................................... 11
Rooks and Bishops ................................................................................................... 14
The Queen ............................................................................................................... 26
Queens, Rooks, and Bishops ................................................................................... 27
The Knight ................................................................................................................ 36
Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops ..................................................................... 41
The Pawn .................................................................................................................. 50
Pawns, Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops ......................................................... 60
The King ................................................................................................................... 75
Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops .............................................. 76
Check ....................................................................................................................... 88
Checkmate ................................................................................................................ 99
Stalemate ................................................................................................................ 101
Checkmate and Stalemate ...................................................................................... 103
Perpetual Check ..................................................................................................... 105
Castling ................................................................................................................... 107
Capturing en passant ............................................................................................. 109
Solutions ................................................................................................................ 111

Note for Coaches, Parents,


Teachers, and Trainers
This collection of problems opens a series of a new kind of problem books. Some
of the problems in it may seem absurdly simple to experienced chessplayers or coaches.
But that isnt the case the simplicity of our problems is superficial. If the required
attention hasnt been paid in the past to the development of these kinds of simple problems, that highlights the fact that there are still many blank spots in the matter of how to
begin teaching the game of chess. This has to do with the fact that, in every country in
the world, these problem books are written by strong practical players, for whom certain
subjects seem too simple to be worth any attention at all. Such authors dont take into
account the fact that the earliest stage of instruction deserves closer attention.
As a result, in previously published problem collections, a large stratum of useful
chess exercises has remained unrevealed. The main goal of our series of problem books
is to correct this omission.
In order for the beginning chessplayer to learn to play chess well later on, the coach
should first help him or her to establish a solid foundation. To this end, beginning players should first get the feel of the possibilities of each piece separately, and also familiarize themselves with the comparative strengths of the pieces. Our series of thematic
exercises with a small number of pieces on the board serves this purpose.

Problem books are written by strong


practical players for whom certain
subjects seem too simple, leaving many
useful chess exercises unrevealed
At the same time problems from the so-called pre-checkmate period play a very
important role in the initial stage of instruction. Very often there arent even kings in
these diagrams, such that in order to win you simply have to eliminate or immobilize all
your opponents pawns or pieces (as in checkers play for a wipeout).
The point of these exercises isnt to deliver mate, but to acquire various chess skills,
to master the simplest methods of attacking and defending. The purpose is to teach
the student to see the chess board, to find hidden threats and connections between
different pieces, and to understand how to coordinate the pieces to achieve one goal or
another.
By using our problem book, in the course of initial study beginning chessplayers
can: 1) familiarize themselves with the possibilities and comparative strengths of each
piece; 2) learn to attack one piece with another piece; 3) learn how to restrict the mobil5

ity of their opponents pieces; 4) learn to see guarded and unguarded pieces on the
board; 5) learn to deliver double attacks; 6) learn to find defensive moves; 7) learn
to use pins for attack and defense; 8) learn to choose the best capture from several
possibilities; 9) master the typical methods of fighting with the various pieces against
pawns; 10) learn to see opportunities to announce check in any position; and 11)
completely master the rules of the game.
In general, in order to achieve success in chess three stages of instruction need to
be covered thoroughly: 1) the pre-checkmate stage here, students should develop
a feel for the pre-checkmate harmony of the pieces in both attack and defense; 2)
the stage of giving mate in one here students should get a feel for the harmony of
the pieces when checkmating; 3) the checkmate stage here students should get a
feel for the harmony of the pieces when using a mate threat. Having said that, the
younger the student, the longer the first two stages should last.
This first problem book allows us to work through the first (pre-checkmate)
stage, while the second and third books focus on working through the second stage
(giving mate in one). Subsequent collections will help students and coaches to work
through the third (mating) stage.

The Rook
Capturing

White to move: Can White take Blacks rook?

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdR4wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdw4w]
ww

w________w
w4wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
wdwdwdrd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdRd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw4]
dRdwdwdw]
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7

The Rook

Pieces under attack


Black to move: Take one of the white rooks.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$wdwd]
dwdw4wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
rdwdwdRd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw$wd]
dwdrdwdw]
wdwdrdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
$wdwdrdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
ww

10

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wdwdwdw4]
$wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw$wd]
4wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdw4w]
wdwdwdwd]
drdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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12
8

The Rook

To take or not to take?


White to move: Should White take (will Black take the white rook in reply)?

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdw4w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
4wdwdwdR]
ww

13

14

w________w
rdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdrdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdrdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
ww

15

16

w________w
w4wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
drdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
4wdRdwdr]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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18
9

The Rook

The best move


Black to move: Which rook should Black take,
so that after the exchanges Black has more rooks than White?

w________w
wdR4wdw4]
dwdRdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
4wdRdwdR]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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w________w
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw4wdwdw]
wdR$rdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

21

22

w________w
R4wdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
4wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
4RdwdwdR]
ww

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24
10

The Bishop
Capturing

White to move: Can White take the black bishop?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwdw]
wdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Gwdwdwdw]
ww

25

26

w________w
bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdBGbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

27

28

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdBGwdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
BdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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30
11

The Bishop
Under attack

Black to move: Take the white bishop.

w________w
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dBGwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwGB]
ww

31

32

w________w
wdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwGwdw]
ww

w________w
wgbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdBGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

33

34

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdBGwdw]
wdwgwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
bdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wGwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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36
12

The Bishop
A choice

White to move: Which of the white bishops can capture?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwgwdw]
wdBGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dBdwdwdw]
wdwdwGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

37

38

w________w
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
GwdwdwdB]
ww

w________w
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
BdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

39

40

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdBdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwGwdw]
ww

w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdBG]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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42
13

Rooks and Bishops


Attacks by the rook

White to move: Attack the bishop with the rook in two different ways.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwgwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

43

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w________w
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

45

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w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

47

48
14

Rooks and Bishops


Bishop attacks

Black to move: Attack the rook with the bishop.

w________w
Rdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

49

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w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdbdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
ww

51

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w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

53

54
15

Rooks and Bishops


Double attack by the rook

White to move: Attack both bishops with the rook.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwgw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$wdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
ww

55

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w________w
wdbdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

57

58

w________w
bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdRd]
gwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
bdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

59

60
16

Rooks and Bishops


Double attack by the bishop

Black to move: Attack both rooks with the bishop.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$wgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw$wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwgwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
ww

61

62

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwgwd]
$wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

63

64

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

65

66
17

Rooks and Bishops


Laser attack by the rook

White to move: Win a bishop put the rook on the same rank or file as the two bishops.

w________w
wdbdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdbdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

67

68

w________w
wdwdwdbg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

69

70

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
wdbdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdbdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

71

72
18

Rooks and Bishops


Laser attack by the bishop

Black to move: Deliver a laser attack put the bishop on the same diagonal as the rooks.

w________w
wdwdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

73

74

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdw$w]
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdRdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

75

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w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
ww

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Rooks and Bishops


Capturing

White to move: Take the undefended black piece.

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdb]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdrdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdBdw]
ww

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w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw4wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdw$wdr]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwGwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw4]
4wdwdwdw]
ww

81

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w________w
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
4wdRdwdr]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
bdw$wdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdrdwdw]
ww

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20

Rooks and Bishops


The pin

White to move: After which move by White does Black lose


either the bishop or the rook, no matter what?

w________w
wdwdwdb4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdrdwd]
dwdwgwdw]
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$bdr]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw$]
4wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
bdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

87

88

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw4wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwgwdw]
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwgrdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
ww

89

90
21

Rooks and Bishops


Escapes

Black to move: How does Black avoid losing material?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
4wdwdwdw]
bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwGw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

91

92

w________w
rdb$wdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdr]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdR]
wdwdwdRd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

93

94

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw$]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdrdwdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwdRGwdw]
ww

95

96
22

Rooks and Bishops


Defending

White to move: How does White avoid losing a piece?

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
Gwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw$wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdrG]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

97

98

w________w
Bdwdwdwd]
4wdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w4wdBGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

99

100

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Gwdw4wdw]
wdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdrdwdw]
wdwdwdR$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdBdwdw]
ww

101

102
23

Rooks and Bishops


Exchanging

Black to move: Force the exchange of a white piece.

w________w
Bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw4w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwGw]
ww

103

104

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdB]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdw4w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwgwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
drdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwGwdwdw]
ww

105

106

w________w
wdwdr4wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
r4wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

107

108
24

Rooks and Bishops


Combinations

White to move: Find the best maneuver.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
4wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw4wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
RdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwgrdwdw]
wdR4Rdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

109

110

w________w
rdw4wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdRdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
wdrdwdrd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
ww

111

112

w________w
bdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdw$r]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwgrdr]
wdwdwdRd]
dwdwdwdB]
ww

113

114
25

The Queen
Capturing

White to move: Can White take Blacks queen?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw1wdw]
wdwdQdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw1wdw]
wdw!wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

115

116

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Qdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
1wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdQ]
ww

117

118

w________w
wdqdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dQdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdqdwdw]
wdwdw!wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

119

120
26

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Attack on the rook

Black to move: Attack the rook with the queen (but dont put the queen under attack).

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
wdwdwdwd]
1wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
qdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
ww

121

122

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdq]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdw1wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

123

124

w________w
wdwdwdqd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdqdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

125

126
27

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Attack on the bishop

White to move: Attack the bishop with the queen (but dont put the queen under attack).
Find three different ways.

w________w
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dQdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
!wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

127

128

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw!wdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdQ]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

129

130

w________w
wdwdQdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdbdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w!wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

131

132
28

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Double attack

White to move: Attack both bishops with the queen (but dont put the queen under attack).

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdQdw]
ww

133

134

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdQdwdw]
ww

w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdQdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

135

136

w________w
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw!]
gwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw!w]
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
ww

137

138
29

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Double attack

Black to move: Attack two pieces with the queen (but dont put the queen under attack).

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w1wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
Gwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdBdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdqdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

139

140

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw$wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
1wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
wdwdwdqd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

141

142

w________w
wdqdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwGwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdw1wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdRd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Gwdwdwdw]
ww

143

144
30

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Defending

White to move: How can both pieces be saved?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Gw1wdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw1wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

145

146

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dqdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dBdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdqdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdBdR]
ww

147

148

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dBdqdwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
Gwdwdwdq]
ww

149

150
31

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Capturing

Black to move: Take the undefended piece.

w________w
wdwdwdR1]
dwdwdwGB]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
qdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdB]
ww

151

152

w________w
RdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
qdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdQ$Bdwd]
dwdqGwdw]
wdw$wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

153

154

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdQdw]
wGwdqdBd]
dwdRdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$w1wdRd]
dwdBdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
ww

155

156
32

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


The pin

White to move: Find the best chance.

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dQdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
rgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw!wdwdw]
ww

157

158

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw1wdw]
wdwdbdBd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw!wdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw4wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wGwdwdw]
ww

159

160

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
wdqdwdb$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dqdwdwgw]
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdQdwdw]
ww

161

162
33

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Restricting mobility

Black to move: Force the white queen to go into an exchange.

w________w
w1wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
bdwdwdwd]
!wgwdwdw]
ww

w________w
qdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw4b]
wdwdwdw!]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

163

164

w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdrdw]
wdw1wdwd]
dwdbdwdQ]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdqdw]
wdw4wgwd]
dwdbdQdw]
ww

165

166

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw1wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w!bdwdwd]
4wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdqdwgw]
wdw4w4wd]
dwdw!wdw]
ww

167

168
34

Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Escapes

White to move: Find the best move.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
1wdwdwdw]
Bdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdbdq]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdB]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdQ]
ww

169

170

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw!wdwGq]
wdwdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdqGQ]
ww

171

172

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdqdwdw]
w4Rdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Qdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dqdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
wdQdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

173

174
35

The Knight
Capturing

White to move: Can White take the black knight?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdndwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

175

176

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwhwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dndwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
ww

177

178

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdNdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwhwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwhwdwd]
dNdwdwdw]
ww

179

180
36

The Knight

The knight under attack


Black to move: Which knight can be taken?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdNHwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwHw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdNdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

181

182

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdndw]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdwdwHw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwh]
dwdwdNHw]
wdwdwhwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

183

184

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdnhwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwHwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHndwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwHwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

185

186
37

The Knight

Running past the guard


Black to move: Where should the black knight jump?

w________w
wdwdwdwh]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

187

188

w________w
whwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwHwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdNdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

189

190

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdNdwdn]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
hwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

191

192
38

The Knight

To take or not to take?


White to move: Is it a good idea to capture the black knight?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdnhwd]
dwdwdwHw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdndwdw]
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

193

194

w________w
wdwdndwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdndwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdndwdwd]
Hwdwhwdw]
ww

195

196

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdndwd]
dwhwdwdw]
wdwdNdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdndw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

197

198
39

The Knight

Restricting mobility
Black to move: Which move leads to capturing the white knight?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdndwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwhwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdN]
ww

199

200

w________w
wdwdwdwH]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdndw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dndwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
ww

201

202

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Hwdwhwdw]
ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwhwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwhwdwd]
HwdwdwdN]
ww

203

204
40

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


The rook tames the knight

White to move: Which maneuver leads to capturing the black knight?

w________w
ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwh]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

205

206

w________w
whwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdnd]
dwdw$wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

207

208

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dndwdwdw]
wdw$wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwhw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
ww

209

210
41

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


The bishop tames the knight

White to move: Catch the black knight in a trap in one move,


take away all of its retreat squares.

w________w
wdwdwdwh]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdBd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

211

212

w________w
whwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdBdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwGwdwdw]
ww

213

214

w________w
wdwdwGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdn]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wGwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

215

216
42

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


The queen tames the knight

Black to move: Catch the white knight in a trap in one move,


take away all of its retreat squares.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdq]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
qdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwHw]
ww

217

218

w________w
wdw1wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwHw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdNdwdw]
ww

219

220

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdq]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwHw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdqdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

221

222
43

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Attacks by the knight

White to move: Attack an enemy piece with the knight.

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dNdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdr]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

223

224

w________w
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdNdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

225

226

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w1wHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

227

228
44

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Double attack

Black to move: Attack two white pieces with the black knight.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdndwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdQdwdR]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdndwd]
dwdQdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

229

230

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
whwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$wdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
ww

231

232

w________w
wdwdwGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$whwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwhw]
wdwdwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

233

234
45

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Capturing an undefended piece

White to move: Take an undefended piece with the knight.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
drdwdwdw]
wdbdwdwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdrdr]
wdwdndwd]
dwdwdwHw]
ww

235

236

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw4whwdw]
w1wdwgwd]
dwdNdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdndrdwd]
dwdwdbdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdrdndwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

237

238

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwhwdwdw]
wdwdNdwd]
dwhwdw4w]
wdw4wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw4whw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdNdw]
wdw1wdwg]
dwdw4whw]
ww

239

240
46

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Defending

Black to move: How to save the piece?

w________w
wdwdwdnd]
dwdw4wdw]
wdwdwdRd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wgwdwdwd]
dwhwdwdw]
wdNdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

241

242

w________w
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdw$w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdrdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdQdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

243

244

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dn!wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
qdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Bdwdwdwd]
hQdwdwdw]
ww

245

246
47

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


The pin

White to move: Win a piece.

w________w
rhwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdndw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdBdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

247

248

w________w
wdw4wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwgwdwH]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
ww

w________w
qdndw!wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

249

250

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw1wd]
dwGwhwdw]
wdwdQdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw1wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

251

252
48

Knights, Queens, Rooks, and Bishops


Escapes

Black to move: Find the best chance.

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
bdwdwdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdw4whw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

253

254

w________w
wdwdrdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dNdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Rdwdwdb4]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

255

256

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdB]
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdwdQ]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdqdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdrd]
$wdwdwhr]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdNdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
ww

257

258
49

The Pawn
Capturing

White to move: Can the black pawn be taken?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0Pdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

259

260

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
)wdwdwdw]
w0wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

261

262

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
w)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

263

264
50

The Pawn
The only move

Black to move: There is only one possibility.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdw)Pdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

265

266

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdw)w]
wdw)wdpd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdp]
pdpdwdwd]
)w)wdwdP]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

267

268

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
P0wdwdwd]
dP0wdwdw]
wdP0wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdpdpdPd]
)w)w)w0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

269

270
51

The Pawn
Captures

White to move: Which pawn can be taken?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0pdwdwd]
dw)wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdw0Pdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

271

272

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdw)wdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdpdpdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

273

274

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw0pdwdw]
w0Pdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw0pdwdw]
wdw)pdwd]
dw0w0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

275

276
52

The Pawn

To take or not to take?


Black to move: Should Black take Whites pawn?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dw)wdwdw]
w)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

277

278

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdw)Pdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0w)wdwd]
dw)wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

279

280

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdw)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

281

282
53

The Pawn

The best capture


White to move: Which pawn is better to take?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
pdpdwdwd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdpdpd]
dwdwdPdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

283

284

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdw)wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw0w0wdw]
wdw)wdwd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

285

286

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdpdw]
wdPdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdpdwdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdwdPdw0]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

287

288
54

The Pawn

Restricting mobility
Black to move: Find the best opportunity.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw)wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

289

290

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdPdPdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdPdwdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

291

292

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdpdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dPdPdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

293

294
55

The Pawn
The blockade

White to move: How to prevent Black from making a move in reply?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw)wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

295

296

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdw)wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

297

298

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

299

300
56

The Pawn

Pawn promotion
Black to move: Which piece should the black pawn be promoted to,
so that the white pawn is under attack?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

301

302

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

303

304

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0w)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

305

306
57

The Pawn

The breakthrough
Black to move: Which maneuver allows one of the black pawns to promote to a queen first?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdpdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdP)wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdp0wdwd]
dwdw)wdw]
wdP)wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

307

308

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdw)P]
wdwdw)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0w0wdwd]
dw)wdwdw]
w)Pdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

309

310

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
p0w0wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
P)Pdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdp0pd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdP)Pd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

311

312
58

The Pawn

The breakthrough
White to move: Which maneuver allows one of the white pawns to promote to a queen first?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
)wdwdwdw]
w)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdp0wd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

313

314

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0pdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dw)P)wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdp0wdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdPdPdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

315

316

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dp0wdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
)P0Pdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
pdp0wdwd]
)wdwdwdw]
w)w)wdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

317

318
59

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Attacking

White to move: Attack a black piece with a pawn.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
drdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw4wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

319

320

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdndwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdPdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

321

322

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw)Pd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
323

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dqdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdPdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
60

324

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Double attack

Black to move: Attack two white pieces with a pawn.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$w$wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdNdN]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

325

326

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dpdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
NdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0pdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdNdBdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

327

328

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw$wGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
329

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
w0wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHw!wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
61

330

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Capturing an undefended piece
White to move: Take an undefended piece.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dbdrdwdw]
wdPdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdqdn]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

331

332

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdrdndwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdndndw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

333

334

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
whwhwdwd]
dw)wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwgwdw]
ww
335

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwhwg]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdr]
ww
62

336

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
The pin

Black to move: Win a piece.

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
rdwHwdRd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

337

338

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w!B1wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw1wdpdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwHwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw!w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

339

340

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wGwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwgw]
ww
341

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwgw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
PHwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
ww
63

342

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Defending

White to move: Defend a pawn or a piece that is under attack.

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
)qdwdwdw]
wdwdwdQd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

343

344

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdB1Pd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwHwd]
dw)w)wdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

345

346

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdPdwdPd]
dwdwdNdw]
ww
347

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Pdwdrdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw!Pdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
64

348

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Escapes

Black to move: Save a pawn or a piece.

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
bdwdwdwd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwhw]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwGwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

349

350

w________w
wdwdrdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdw)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dw$wdndr]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

351

352

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwGw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww
353

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdn0w]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdBdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdNdwdw]
ww
65

354

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Restricting mobility

White to move: How to stop the black pawn?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

355

356

w________w
wdwdwGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

357

358

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdN]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
359

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
N0wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
66

360

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Rook against two pawns

White to move: Find the way to defeat the pawns.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdp$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dw$wdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

361

362

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdR0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdw$wdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

363

364

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww
365

w________w
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0wdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
67

366

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Two pawns against a rook

Black to move: Promote at least one of the pawns to a queen.

w________w
w$wdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdw$wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

367

368

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
$wdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdw$wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

369

370

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
371

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdR0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
68

372

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Bishop against two pawns
White to move: Find the path to victory.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdpd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0Bd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

373

374

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdwdBd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

375

376

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
377

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dBdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdpd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
69

378

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Two pawns against a bishop

Black to move: Promote at least one of the pawns to a queen.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdBdwd]
dwdp0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0pdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwGwdw]
ww

379

380

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwGwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

381

382

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdpd]
dwdwdwdp]
Bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
383

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdBd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
70

384

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Knight against two pawns
White to move: Find the path to victory.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdpdwdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdpd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwHw]
ww

385

386

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdNdw0]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

387

388

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwHwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
389

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwHw0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdpd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
71

390

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Two pawns against a knight

Black to move: Promote at least one of the pawns to a queen, or trap the knight.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdw0pdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0pdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dNdwdwdw]
ww

391

392

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdpHw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

393

394

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0w0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
395

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
ww
72

396

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Queen against two pawns
White to move: Find the path to victory.

w________w
w!wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdpdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dQdwdwdw]
pdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

397

398

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw!]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw0w0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdQ]
wdpdwdpd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

399

400

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdQdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdpdwdpd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
401

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
73

402

Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Queen against three pawns
Black to move: Find the path to victory.

w________w
wdw1wdwd]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdw)w)]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw)w)wdw]
wdw)wdwd]
dwdwdwdq]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

403

404

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdPdwdw]
wdPdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dPdPdwdw]
wdPdwdwd]
dqdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

405

406

w________w
wdwdwdqd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdP)]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
407

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw)wdwdw]
P)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
74

408

The King
Safe squares

White to move: Where can the white king go?


Find one or two possibilities.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
iwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwiwd]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

409

410

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwiwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dkdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dKdwdwdw]
ww

411

412

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Kdkdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
ww

413

414
75

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Attacking

Black to move: Attack a white pawn or piece with the black king.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwiwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwiwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwHwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

415

416

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkdwdw]
wdwdw$wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

417

418

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwGwiwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
419

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwiwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdBdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
76

420

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Double attack

White to move: Attack two black pieces or pawns with the king.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwgn]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwhwhwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwIwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

421

422

w________w
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwIwh]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
hwIwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

423

424

w________w
wdwdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdpdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
425

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
wdwdw0wd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
77

426

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Capturing an undefended piece

Black to move: Which piece or pawn can be taken?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdNiwd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwHkdwdw]
wdwGwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

427

428

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwiBdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkGwdw]
wdwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

429

430

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdNdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
431

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwdw]
wdkdwdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
78

432

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Escaping from a dungeon

White to move: Which piece or pawn can be taken?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
hw4wdwdw]
nIpdwdwd]
4b0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw4whwdw]
wdpIndwd]
dw0b0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

433

434

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dr0wdwdw]
wgKhwdwd]
dphrdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdr0rd]
dwdwhKgw]
wdwdphpd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

435

436

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw4p4wdw]
wdnIndwd]
dw0b0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
437

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw4n4wd]
dwdpIndw]
wdw0b0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
79

438

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Defending

White to move: How to save a pawn or a piece?

w________w
wdwdrdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdKdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdqdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdPdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

439

440

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
wiwdwdwd]
dBdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdKdkd]
dwdwdwHw]
ww

441

442

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw1N]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwIwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
443

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
iwdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdBdw]
ww
80

444

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Defending

Black to move: How to save a pawn or a piece?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwIpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdkd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

445

446

w________w
wdwdwdnd]
dwdwgwIw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwhwd]
dwdwdKgw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

447

448

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw4wdwdw]
wdbIndwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
449

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdr0rdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
81

450

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
King against two pawns
White to move: Find the best move.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdK0wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdpdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
ww

451

452

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
Iw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdpdwI]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

453

454

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
Iw0wdwdw]
w0wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
455

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0pdK]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
82

456

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Trapping the rook

White to move: Catch the rook.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
)wdwdwdw]
r)Kdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdP4]
dwdwdKdw]
ww

457

458

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdw0r]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdKdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwIwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdw4]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw)Pd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

459

460

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
4wdpdwdw]
wdw)wdwd]
dKdwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
461

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dw0w4w0w]
wdPdwdKd]
dwdw)Pdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
83

462

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Trapping the bishop

Black to move: Catch the bishop.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdB]
wdwdwiPd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdpd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwiwG]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

463

464

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdk0B]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwG]
dwdwdw)w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

465

466

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
B0wdwdwd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
467

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdp0B]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
84

468

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Trapping the queen

White to move: Catch the queen.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
P0wdwdwd]
1Pdwdwdw]
PdKdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdKd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdp1]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdP)]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

469

470

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdK0w1]
dwdwdP0P]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdpdwdwd]
0w)wdwdw]
q0Pdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
K)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

471

472

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdw0w0]
dwdwdPdq]
wdwdPdw)]
dwdwdwIw]
wdwdw)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
473

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dpdwdwdw]
wdw0pdwd]
dPdqdw0w]
Pdw)wdwd]
dpdKdw)w]
w)wdPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
85

474

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
Trapping the knight

Black to move: Catch the knight.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
iwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwH]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwiw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

475

476

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
Hw0kdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw0N]
wdwiwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

477

478

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0kdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Ndw0wdwd]
)wdwdwdw]
w)w)wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
479

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw0p]
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwH]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
86

480

Kings, Pawns, Knights, Queens,


Rooks, and Bishops
The pawn is desperate to become a queen
White to move: Find the best opportunity.

w________w
whwdwdwd]
dpiwdwdw]
Pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwhw]
wdwdp)wi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

481

482

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdp0pdw]
wdwdPdwd]
dwdwiwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0w0wdw]
wdw)wdnd]
dwdndwdw]
wdwiwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

483

484

w________w
rhwdwdwd]
0w0wdwdw]
w)wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wiwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
485

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dp0pdwdw]
wdPiwdwd]
dndwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww
87

486

Check

Is it check or not?
White to move: Is the white king in check?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdndwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdnIwdw]
ww

487

488

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

489

490

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdndwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wIwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
w1wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwI]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

491

492
88

Check

Rook checks
White to move: Check with the rook in such a way that the king cant capture it.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwiwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdRdwdwd]
dwdwiwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

493

494

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
wdkdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w$wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdkdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

495

496

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwi]
$wdwdwdw]
ww

497

498
89

Check

Bishop checks
Black to move: Check with the bishop in such a way that the king cant take it.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dKdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
ww

499

500

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwgwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

501

502

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdKdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dKdwdwdw]
ww

503

504
90

Check

Knight checks
White to move: Give check with the knight.

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Ndwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdNd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

505

506

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
iwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
iwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
Hwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

507

508

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdNdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdNdk]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

509

510
91

Check

Pawn checks
Black to move: Give check with a pawn move.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwIwdwdw]
wdpdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwI]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

511

512

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0wIwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdkdwdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
ww

513

514

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdpdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdkdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dKdkdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

515

516
92

Check

Queen checks
White to move: Check with the queen in such a way that Black cant take it.

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dpdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dw!wdwdw]
ww

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dpdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdQdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

517

518

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
drdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdkd]
dwdwdbdw]
wdwdwdw!]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

519

520

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdk]
wdwdw!wd]
dwdwdwdq]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwdw!wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

521

522
93

Check

Defending against check


Black to move: Find a defense.

w________w
wdwdw!wi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdw!wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

523

524

w________w
kgwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Qdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
kdQdwdwd]
hwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

525

526

w________w
Rdwdwdwi]
dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
kgbdwdwd]
0wdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdBd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

527

528
94

Check

Discovered check
White to move: Give a discovered check.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
kdwdPdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw)wdw]
wdwdwGwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

529

530

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdk]
wdwdp0wd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdBdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwiwIQ]
ww

531

532

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdk]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdPdw]
wdwdwdwH]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
PdPdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHwdwdwd]
GwdBdwdw]
ww

533

534
95

Check

Discovered check winning a piece


Black to move: Win a piece.

w________w
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdBdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Kdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwgwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwHwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

535

536

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
gwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwhwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dKdwhwdr]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wHwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

537

538

w________w
Kdbdwdrd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdBdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw!w]
wdwdwdPd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdbdw]
wdwdrdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
ww

539

540
96

Check

Double check
White to move: Give double check.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwiw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwGw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw$w]
ww

w________w
wiwHwdw$]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

541

542

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdPdwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw$wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwGwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dkdwdwdw]
wdw)wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdNdwd]
dwdwdBdw]
ww

543

544

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdkd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdRdwHw]
wdQdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
iwdwHwdQ]
wdBdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

545

546
97

Check

Double check winning a piece


Black to move: Win a piece.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw4wdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwhwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
HwdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
rdbdwdKd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dQdwdwdw]
ww

547

548

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwgw]
wdwdw4wd]
dwdwdwdP]
wdwdwdwd]
dwIwdwdQ]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdbdwdwd]
dwdndwdw]
wdQdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw)Kd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

549

550

w________w
wdw1wdwd]
dwdbdBdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdQ]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdKdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdrdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdndwdwd]
dwdw0wdw]
wdw)w)wd]
dwGwIwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

551

552
98

Checkmate

Is it checkmate or not?
Black to move: Has Blacks king been checkmated?

w________w
wdwdwdwi]
dwdwdw!w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdIdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wiwdwdwd]
dw!wdwdw]
wdwIwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

553

554

w________w
kdwdwdwd]
dBdwdwdw]
wIwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
k$wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wIwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

555

556

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwIwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

w________w
wdwdwiw!]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

557

558
99

Checkmate

Is it checkmate or not?
White to move: Has Whites king been checkmated?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dndwdwdw]
wdkdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwiw]
wdwdwdw4]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

559

560

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
indwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
IRdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw!]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
4wdKdwdw]
ww

561

562

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkdwdw]
wdwdqdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwgw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dkdwdwdw]
wdpdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

563

564
100

Stalemate

Is it stalemate or not?
Black to move: Is Blacks king stalemated?

w________w
wdwdwdwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwI]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Bdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dNdwdwdN]
wdwdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

565

566

w________w
wdwiwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdQdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
kgwdRdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Kdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

567

568

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw!wdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdpdw]
wdwdwIwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdQd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdp]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

569

570
101

Stalemate

Is it stalemate or not?
White to move: Is Whites king stalemated?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdkdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdrd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdwdwdrd]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w0wdwdwd]
dPdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdkdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
ww

571

572

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdbgPdw]
wdkdwdwd]
dwdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
Kdwdwdwd]
dw1wdwdw]
ww

573

574

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdb]
wdwdkdwd]
dwdw)Rdw]
rdwGKdwd]
dwdwdw1w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
kdwdwdw4]
dbdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdRH]
4wdwdwGK]
ww

575

576
102

Checkmate and Stalemate


Is it checkmate or stalemate?
Black to move.

w________w
kdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
w!wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwIw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdkd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdw!wI]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

577

578

w________w
wdwdkdwd]
dwdw)wdw]
wdwdKdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwHKd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

579

580

w________w
Rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
iwIwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwIBi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

581

582
103

Checkmate and Stalemate


Is it checkmate or stalemate?
White to move.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dkdwdwdw]
wdpdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdw1]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwiwd]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

583

584

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwiwdwdw]
w1wdwdwd]
Iwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
kdwdwdrd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
rdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdK]
ww

585

586

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdkdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdKdwd]
dwdrdrdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdndwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwIwdwd]
dqdwdkdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

587

588
104

Perpetual Check
Perpetual check

White to move: Give perpetual check.

w________w
wdKdwdwd]
iwdwdwdw]
rdwdrdwd]
dRdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwgk4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwIB0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

589

590

w________w
kdNdwdwd]
dwIwdwdw]
pdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdqdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwIwiw]
wdwdwdp0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdqdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdRdw]
ww

591

592

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdpdwd]
dwIwdwdw]
pdwdBdqd]
iwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdw1w4wi]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw0]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dK!wdwdw]
ww

593

594
105

Perpetual Check
Perpetual check

Black to move: Give perpetual check.

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwiwdw]
wdwdw4wd]
dw$wIRdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw4w]
wdwdQdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwdw)K]
wdwdwiwd]
dwdwdwdR]
ww

595

596

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dkdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!w)wdwdw]
K)wdwdwd]
)wdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwgkdPHw]
wdwdwIPd]
dwdBdRdw]
ww

597

598

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdw)P]
wdwdwhwI]
dwdwdkdw]
wdwdwdw)]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dpdndwdw]
w)pdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
Kdwdwdwd]
Hwiwdwdw]
wdwdQdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

599

600
106

Castling

The rules for castling


White to move: Is castling allowed here?

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwg]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdbd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwIwdw]
ww

601

602

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwgwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdbdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwIwdw]
ww

603

604

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwgwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdwIwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdbdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
$wdKdwdw]
ww

605

606
107

Castling

The rules for castling


Black to move: Is castling allowed here?

w________w
wdwdkdw4]
dwHwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

w________w
wdwdkdw4]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
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ww

607

608

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dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
!wdwdwdw]
ww

609

610

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dwdwdwdw]
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dwdwdwdw]
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dwdwdwdw]
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611

612
108

Capturing en passant
Captures

White to move: Black has just moved a pawn forward two squares.
Can it be taken en passant?

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dwdwdwdw]
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ww

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dwdwdwdw]
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ww

613

614

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dwdwdwdw]
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dwdw0wdw]
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dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdw0Pdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

615

616

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
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dwdwdw0w]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

617

618
109

Capturing en passant
Captures

Black to move: White has just moved a pawn forward two squares.
Can it be taken en passant?

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dwdwdwdw]
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dwdwdwdw]
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dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
P0wdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

619

620

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
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dw0wdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw0w)wd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

621

622

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwgPdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

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wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
wdw)wdwd]
drdwdwdw]
wdwdwdwd]
dwdwdwdw]
ww

623

624
110

Solutions
1. Yes.
2. Yes.
3. Yes.
4. No.
5. No.
6. No.
7. 1...Rxe1.
8. 1...Rxg8.
9. 1...Rxd3.
10. 1...Rxa7.
11. 1...Rxa7.
12. 1...Rxa5.
13. Yes, its good.
14. No (Black takes the
white rook in reply).
15. No.
16. No.
17. No.
18. No.
19. 1...Rxc8.
20. 1...Rxh7.
21. 1...Rxh8.
22. 1...Rxc4.
23. 1...Rxa8.
24. 1...Rxh1.
25. Yes.
26. Yes.
27. No.
28. No.
29. Yes.
30. Yes.
31. 1...Bxc3.
32. 1...Bxh1
33. 1...Bxe1
34. 1...Bxd6
35. 1...Bxe5
36. 1...Bxb2
37. Bd4.
38. Bb3.
39. Ba1.
40. Ba4.

41. Be1.
42. Bh2.
43. 1. Rd4, 1. Re5.
44. 1. Rc7, 1. Re3.
45. 1. Rb8, 1. Re3.
46. 1. Rb7, 1. Rf5.
47. 1. Ra2, 1. Rh3.
48. 1. Ra8, 1. Rh1.
49. 1...Bb7.
50. 1...Bf4.
51. 1...Be6.
52. 1...Be4.
53. 1...Bf4.
54. 1...Bb7.
55. 1. Re5.
56. 1. Rh2.
57. 1. Re8.
58. 1. Rd5.
59. 1. Ra2.
60. 1. Rc2.
61. 1...Be5.
62. 1...Bd2.
63. 1...Bc6.
64. 1...Bc5.
65. 1...Bc4.
66. 1...Bd5.
67. 1. Ra8.
68. 1. Rh8.
69. 1. Ra8.
70. 1. Rh7.
71. 1. Ra4.
72. 1. Rf1.
73. 1...Bg7.
74. 1...Be4.
75. 1...Bd8.
76. 1...Bf7.
77. 1...Bf1.
78. 1...Ba7.
79. 1. Rxh1.
80. 1. Bxd3.

81. 1. Rxh1.
82. 1. Bxh2.
83. 1. Rxd8.
84. 1. Rxh4.
85. 1. Ra8 (now one of
the black pieces is forced
to make a move, leaving
the other piece under
attack; for example: 1...
Rh4 2. Rxg8).
86. 1. Re6.
87. 1. Raa5 (but not 1.
Rf2 because of 1...Bg4
or 1...Bg6).
88. 1. Rh2.
89. 1. Rae2.
90. 1. Rb5.
91. 1...Ra8, and then,
for example: 2. Ra5
Bb7.
92. 1...Bg7.
93. 1...Bb7.
94. 1...Rg7.
95. 1...Bb8 (an attack
in reply).
96. 1...Re3 2. Bxd2
Rd3 (winning back the
piece).
97. 1. Rb1.
98. 1. Rh4.
99. 1. Rc8.
100. 1. Re2.
101. 1. Bd5.
102. 1. Rd4.
103. 1...Bg2.
104. 1...Ba7.
105. 1...Bf5.
106. 1...Be3.
107. 1...Rf1.
108. 1...Bb2.
109. 1. Rxa3 (but not
1. Rxc5 Bxc5 2. Rxa7
Bxa7).

111

110. 1. Rxc5.
111. 1. Rxa5.
112. 1. Rxg8.
113. 1. Rxa8.
114. 1. Rh2 Rxh2 2.
Bxf3.
115. Yes.
116. Yes.
117. Yes.
118. No.
119. No.
120. No.
121. 1...Qf1.
122. 1...Qa7.
123. 1...Qc7.
124. 1...Qf5.
125. 1...Qf8.
126. 1...Qc3.
127. 1. Qb8, 1. Qc1,
1. Qc2.
128. 1. Qa4, 1. Qb4,
1. Qh3.
129. 1. Qc7, 1. Qh1,
1. Qh6.
130. 1. Qb3, 1. Qd7,
1. Qh7.
131. 1. Qe3, 1. Qf7,
1. Qf8.
132. 1. Qb8, 1. Qf8, 1.
Qg4.
133. 1. Qf6.
134. 1. Qh3.
135. 1. Qc2.
136. 1. Qb3.
137. 1. Qg1.
138. 1. Qb8.
139. 1...Qb1.
140. 1...Qf3.
141. 1...Qe5.
142. 1...Qe2.
143. 1...Qc3.
144. 1...Qd1.

145. 1. Bd4.
146. 1. Ra8.
147. 1. Re1.
148. 1. Rg1.
149. 1. Rb4.
150. 1. Ra2.
151. 1...Qxh7.
152. 1...Qxh8.
153. 1...Qxh4.
154. 1...Qxe5.
155. 1...Qxb4.
156. 1...Qxd3.
157. 1. Qh1 (and Black
loses a piece because of
the pin).
158. 1. Qc8.
159. 1. Bf3.
160. 1. Bb2.
161. 1. Qg5.
162. 1. Qh5.
163. 1...Qb2.
164. 1...Qg2.
165. 1...Bh2.
166. 1...Rd3.
167. 1...Qc3.
168. 1...Rf1.
169. 1. Qb1.
170. 1. Bg2.
171. 1. Be7.
172. 1. Qd5.
173. 1. Rc2.
174. 1. Rb3.
175. No.
176. No.
177. No.
178. Yes.
179. Yes.
180. Yes.
181. 1...Nxd3.
182. 1...Nxc4.
183. 1...Nxg3.
184. 1...Nxf7.
185. 1...Nxe3.

186. 1...Nxf4.
187. 1...Ng6.
188. 1...Nc7.
189. 1...Na6.
190. 1...Nf6.
191. 1...Ng5.
192. 1...Nc6.
193. Yes.
194. Yes.
195. Yes.
196. No.
197. No.
198. No.
199. 1...Nd4.
200. 1...Ne4.
201. 1...Ne5.
202. 1...Nxd4.
203. 1...Nc5.
204. 1...Ne4.
205. 1. Rb7.
206. 1. Rf6.
207. 1. Rd6.
208. 1. Re6.
209. 1. Rd5.
210. 1. Re5.
211. 1. Bh5.
212. 1. Bd8.
213. 1. Bb5.
214. 1. Bg5.
215. 1. Bd6.
216. 1. Be5.
217. 1...Qd1.
218. 1...Qg2.
219. 1...Qd3.
220. 1...Qd4.
221. 1...Qf3.
222. 1...Qc4.
223. 1. Nc7.
224. 1. Nf6.
225. 1. Nd6.
226. 1. Ne7.
227. 1. Nf5.

228. 1. Nc4.
229. 1...Nf2.
230. 1...Nc5.
231. 1...Nc2.
232. 1...Nf3.
233. 1...Ne6.
234. 1...Nf5.
235. 1. Nxc2.
236. 1. Nxe2.
237. 1. Nxb2.
238. 1. Nxf5.
239. 1. Nxd2.
240. 1. Nxd2.
241. 1...Re8.
242. 1...Na6.
243. 1...Bd5.
244. 1...Rg8.
245. 1...Bf1.
246. 1...Qh8.
247. 1. Rc8.
248. 1. Ra8.
249. 1. Nf7.
250. 1. Re8.
251. 1. Bd4.
252. 1. Qe1.
253. 1...Bb7.
254. 1...Ne6.
255. 1...Rb8.
256. 1...Rh3.
257. 1...Nf2.
258. 1...Nxf5.
259. No.
260. No.
261. No.
262. No.
263. Yes.
264. Yes.
265. 1...h3.
266. 1...dxe4.
267. 1...g3.
268. 1...h6.
269. 1...d3.

112

270. 1...g4.
271. 1. cxb4.
272. 1. exf5.
273. 1. dxe5.
274. 1. exd5.
275. 1. cxd5.
276. 1. dxc5.
277. No.
278. No.
279. Yes.
280. Yes.
281. Yes.
282. Yes.
283. 1. bxa6.
284. 1. fxg6.
285. 1. exf4.
286. 1. dxc5.
287. 1. exd5.
288. 1. gxh4.
289. 1...a5.
290. 1...f5.
291. 1...e5.
292. 1...c5.
293. 1...c5.
294. 1...c5.
295. 1. e4.
296. 1. d4.
297. 1. e4.
298. 1. exd4.
299. 1. e5.
300. 1. a5.
301. 1...a1Q, 1...a1R.
302. 1...e1Q, 1...e1B.
303. 1...f1Q, 1...f1R.
304. 1...f1Q, 1...f1B.
305. 1...h1N.
306. 1...d1N.
307. 1...c3 2. dxc3 e3,
and the black pawn
queens first.
308. 1...c3 2. dxc3 dxe3.
309. 1...g4 2. hxg4 h3.
310. 1...b3 2. cxb3 d3.

311. 1...b3 2. axb3 axb3.


312. 1...f3 2. exf3 (2.
gxf3 e3 3. fxe3 g3) 2...g3
3. fxg3 e3.
313. 1. b5.
314. 1. g5 fxg5 2. f6.
315. 1. c6 dxc6 3. dxe6.
316. 1. e5 dxe5 2. d6
exd6 3. f6.
317. 1. b6 cxb6 2. d6.
318. 1. d5 cxd5 2. b5.
319. 1. a4.
320. 1. e3.
321. 1. h3.
322. 1. c4.
323. 1. f3.
324. 1. c4.
325. 1...e5.
326. 1...g6.
327. 1...b5.
328. 1...e4.
329. 1...e5.
330. 1...c5.
331. 1. cxd7.
332. 1. gxf7.
333. 1. dxc6.
334. 1. exd5.
335. 1. cxd4.
336. 1. gxf6.
337. 1...g5.
338. 1...e5.
339. 1...d5.
340. 1...f6.
341. 1...e5.
342. 1...a3.
343. 1. Rh2.
344. 1. Qg1.
345. 1. Bf3.
346. 1. Nd5.
347. 1. Ne3.
348. 1. Qa2.
349. 1...Bb7.
350. 1...Nf7.

351. 1...e4.
352. 1...Ng3.
353. 1...Re8.
354. 1...Ne3.
355. 1. Ra3.
356. 1. Rf8.
357. 1. Bg7.
358. 1. Bc7.
359. 1. Nf2.
360. 1. Nc3.
361. 1. Rxh2.
362. 1. Rd3.
363. 1. Rd4.
364. 1. Rd1.
365. 1. Re1.
366. 1. Rc8.
367. 1...a2.
368. 1...c2.
369. 1...e2. 2. Ra1 d3.
370. 1...e2 2. Rxd2
e1Q.
371. 1...d2 2. Rd6 e3.
372. 1...f4. 2. Rd1 e2.
373. 1. Bg3.
374. 1. Bf3.
375. 1. Bc1 e2 2. Bd2.
376. 1. Bh1 f2 2. Bg2.
377. 1. Bf6 (1...f5 was
threatened).
378. 1. Bc8 h2 2. Bb7.
379. 1...e2.
380. 1...f2.
381. 1...h3.
382. 1...d3 2. Bb4 a2.
383. 1...g3 2. Be6 g2.
384. 1...f3.
385. 1. Ne2.
386. 1. Ne2.
387. 1. Nxa2.
388. 1. Ng5.
389. 1. Nh3.
390. 1. Nh3 (but not 1.
Nxg2 h3).

391. 1...e2.
392. 1...c3.
393. 1...e3.
394. 1...a3.
395. 1...h3.
396. 1...d3.
397. 1. Qb2.
398. 1. Qd1.
399. 1. Qh3.
400. 1. Qe3.
401. 1. Qc5.
402. 1. Qa8.
403. 1...Qg8.
404. 1...Qe8.
405. 1...Qd6.
406. 1...Qb6.
407. 1...Qf8.
408. 1...Qc2 2. a7 Qc6.
409. 1. Kb1.
410. 1. Kh2.
411. 1. Ka2, 1. Kb1.
412. 1. Ka1, 1. Kc1.
413. 1. Ka3, 1. Ka5.
414. 1. Kc1, 1. Ke1.
415. 1...Kd4.
416. 1...Kd4.
417. 1...Ke5.
418. 1...Kd7.
419. 1...Kd5.
420. 1...Ke3.
421. 1. Kg2.
422. 1. Kd4.
423. 1. Kg7.
424. 1. Kb6.
425. 1. Kd7.
426. 1. Ke4.
427. 1...Kxf3.
428. 1...Kxd4.
429. 1...Kxc3.
430. 1...Kxe4.
431. 1...Kxf5.
432. 1...Kxc5.

113

433. 1. Kxa5.
434. 1. Kxe3.
435. 1. Kxd3.
436. 1. Kxe4.
437. 1. Kxd3.
438. 1. Kxf4.
439. 1. Kd3.
440. 1. c4.
441. 1. Bc2.
442. 1. Nf3.
443. 1. Ng3.
444. 1. Bc4.
445. 1...Kf3.
446. 1...Bd6.
447. 1...Nf6.
448. 1...Bh6.
449. 1...Bd5.
450. 1...d5.
451. 1. Kf1.
452. 1. Ke1.
453. 1. Ka2.
454. 1. Kg3.
455. 1. Ka6 c5 2. Kb5.
456. 1. Kh6 e5 2. Kg5
(or 2. Kh5).
457. 1. Kb1.
458. 1. Kg1.
459. 1. g4.
460. 1. Kg7.
461. 1. a4.
462. 1. e4.
463. 1...Kg7.
464. 1...g3.
465. 1...g6.
466. 1...g5.
467. 1...Kc7.
468. 1...g6 2. Bg8
Ke6.
469. 1. Kb1.
470. 1. g5.
471. 1. Kf7.
472. 1. b3.
473. 1. f3.

474. 1. e4.
475. 1...Kb2.
476. 1...Kf6.
477. 1...c6.
478. 1...Ke7.
479. 1...b5.
480. 1...g5.
481. 1. a7.
482. 1. f7.
483. 1. exf7.
484. 1. d7.
485. 1. b7.
486. 1. cxb7.
487. No.
488. No.
489. No.
490. No.
491. Yes.
492. Yes.
493. 1. Rd4+.
494. 1. Rc3+.
495. 1. Rg2+.
496. 1. Rc6+.
497. 1. Rb1+.
498. 1. Ra2+.
499. 1...Bd5+.
500. 1...Bb3+.
501. 1...Bd6+.
502. 1...Bb6+.
503. 1...Ba6+.
504. 1...Bh7+.
505. 1. Nc7+.
506. 1. Nf6+.
507. 1. Nc4+.
508. 1. Nc6+.
509. 1. Nd6+.
510. 1. Ng5+.
511. 1...c1Q+, 1...
c1R+.
512. 1...e1Q+, 1...
e1B+.
513. 1...d1N+.

514. 1...d2+.
515. 1...d5+.
516. 1...c6+.
517. 1. Qf4+.
518. 1. Qh2+.
519. 1. Qh8+.
520. 1. Qg5+.
521. 1. Qe7+.
522. 1. Qh8+.
523. 1...Kh7.
524. 1...Kxe7.
525. 1...Ba7.
526. 1...Nxc8.
527. 1...Kh7.
528. 1...Bb7.
529. 1. e5+.
530. 1. e6+.
531. 1. fxe6+.
532. 1. Kh2+.
533. 1. Nf1+.
534. 1. Nd3+.
535. 1...axb5+.
536. 1...e5+.
537. 1...Nd5+.
538. 1...Nd3+.
539. 1...Be6+.
540. 1...Re7+.
541. 1. Be5++.
542. 1. Nc6++.
543. 1. Rh3++.
544. 1. Nc3++.
545. 1. Rd6++.
546. 1. Nc6++.
547. 1...Nc2++.
548. 1...Be4++.
549. 1...Rf3++.
550. 1...Ne5++.
551. 1...Bg4++.
552. 1...exd4++.
553. No.
554. No.
555. No.

556. No.
557. Yes.
558. Yes.
559. No.
560. No.
561. No.
562. No.
563. Yes.
564. Yes.
565. Stalemate.
566. Stalemate.
567. Not stalemate.
568. Stalemate.
569. Not stalemate.
570. Not stalemate.
571. Not stalemate.
572. Not stalemate.
573. Not stalemate.
574. Stalemate.
575. Stalemate.
576. Stalemate.
577. Stalemate.
578. Stalemate.
579. Stalemate.
580. Stalemate.
581. Checkmate.
582. Stalemate.
583. Stalemate.
584. Checkmate.
585. Checkmate.
586. Stalemate.
587. Stalemate.
588. Stalemate.
589. 1. Rb7+ Ka8 2.
Rb8+ Ka7.
590. 1. Bf7+ Kh7 2.
Bg6+ Kg8.
591. 1. Nb6+ Ka7 2.
Nc8+ Ka8.
592. 1. Rf7+ Kg8
(or 1...Kh8) 2. Rf8+
Kg7 (or 1...Kh7).

114

593. 1. Nb3+ Kb1


2. Nd2+ Ka1 (or 2...
Kc1) 3. Nb3+.
594. 1. Qxh6+ Kg8 2.
Qg6+ Kh8.
595. 1...Re2+ 2. Kd1
Rd2+.
596. 1...Rxg3+ 2.
Kh2 Rg2+.
597. 1...Bd1+ 2. Kb5
Be2+.
598. 1...Bd4+ 2. Ke1
Bc3+.
599. 1...Ng4+ 2. Kh5
Nf6+.
600. 1...Nc5+ 2. Ka5
Nb3+.
601. No.
602. No.
603. No.
604. Yes.
605. Yes.
606. No.
607. No.
608. No.
609. No.
610. Yes.
611. No.
612. No.
613. Yes.
614. No.
615. No.
616. Yes.
617. No.
618. No.
619. Yes.
620. Yes.
621. No.
622. No.
623. No.
624. No.