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Some of you have asked me about chess on this forum ... I had to think of that yesterday, when I had to put together tactical exercises for children. If you want, you can try them. I have 5 different levels of difficulty with 20 exercises each.

Here is the first level: It is pretty simple. It presupposes that you know the rules (and the value of the pieces) and basically tests your ability to spot mates in 1 or pieces that are not sufficiently covered.

Weiß am Zug means White to move.
Schwarz am Zug means Black to move.

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If anyone wants to post their answer or has a question, you can do that here; I will correct them.

The second level is still pretty simple: It tests basic tactics (like double attacks or discovered attacks) and mates in 2.

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scrabulista

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Wow. Most boring game ever.
The 1890 game is more boring than the 1883 game. The 1883 game is a draw, but the symmetric end is elegant.
 

Quasus

Civis Illustris
Chess!!! Great! If you care to check the solutions, it’s just awesome. I shall follow the thread most diligently.

Sorry, does anyone know if the forum supports spoilers?
 

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H₃rḗǵs h₁n̥dʰéri diwsú

Quasus

Civis Illustris
Thanks!
#1 1... Nxd2
#2 1... Qg2#
#3 1... Qxc2#
#4 1. Bxf5
#5 1. Rxf7
Threatening the rest pawns and the king. I hope I’m not overlooking a counter-attack.
#6 1. Bg2#
#7 1... Nxd5
#8 1... Nf4#
#9 1. Bh5#
#10 1... Nxd4
#11 1... Bxf1
#12 1. Rxh5
#13 1... Qh2#
#14 1... Qxg2#
#15 1. Bxe7
#16 1... Qxf4
#17
1. Qg7+ Qxg7
2. fg#
#18
1. Qxe5+ Qxe5
2. Bxe5#
#19
1... Rh1+
2. Nxh1 Rxh1#
#20 1... Nxg6
 

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#1 1... Nxd2
#2 1... Qg2#
#3 1... Qxc2#
#4 1. Bxf5
You mean Bxf6
#5 1. Rxf7
Threatening the rest pawns and the king. I hope I’m not overlooking a counter-attack.
You would have to specify which rook, but from your comments I can tell that you mean Rfxf7.
#6 1. Bg2#
#7 1... Nxd5
#8 1... Nf4#
Which knight?
#9 1. Bh5#
#10 1... Nxd4
That's not right (That move would, in fact, lose a piece)
#11 1... Bxf1
#12 1. Rxh5
#13 1... Qh2#
#14 1... Qxg2#
It's white to move
#15 1. Bxe7
#16 1... Qxf4
#17
1. Qg7+ Qxg7
2. fg#
#18
1. Qxe5+ Qxe5
2. Bxe5#
#19
1... Rh1+
2. Nxh1 Rxh1#
#20 1... Nxg6
There's a better solution.
 

Quasus

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In a typical game of mine the one to make less blunders wins. :)
#8 1... Ndf4#
#10 1... Bxa3
#14 1. Nc7#
#20 1... Nf7#
 

Quasus

Civis Illustris
Thank you!
#1 1. Ne6+
#2
1. Ng5+ Kg7
2. Nxe6+ Kxf7
#3
1... Kg3
2. Rh2 Rf1#
#4 1. b4
#5 1. Be4
#6
1... Qc2+
2. Ke3 (or Ke1) Qe2#
#7
1. Re7+ Kf8
2. Rxd7#
#8
1... Qh4+
2. Kg2 Qh2#
#9
1. Bxf7+ Nxf7
2. Qxa3
#10
1... Nxf3+
2. gf Qxe1+
#11
1... Nd4
2. Kg1 or Ne3
avoiding 2... Rf1#
2... Nxb3
#12
1. Nf5 Bg6
2. Ne7+
#13 1... Nd3
#14
1. Rxh6+ gh
2. Qxf7
#15
1. Qf6+ Kh5
2. g4#
#16 1. Bd5+
#17
1. Nf6+ gf
2. Re8#
Alternatively, 1... Kf8 or 1... Kh8; anyway, the knight covers e8 and h7.
#18
1... Bc8
Threatening 2... Bb7#.
2. Bd4 Bxa6
#19
1. Qxh6+ Bxh6
2. Rh8#
#20 1. d5
treatening the knight and the rook. The pawn f4 prevents 1... Ne5.
That's exciting. :clapping:
 

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#1 1. Ne6+
#2
1. Ng5+ Kg7
2. Nxe6+ Kxf7
On 1. Ng5+ Black plays Bxg5
#3
1... Kg3
2. Rh2 Rf1#
#4 1. b4
#5 1. Be4
#6
1... Qc2+
2. Ke3 (or Ke1) Qe2#
#7
1. Re7+ Kf8
2. Rxd7#
#8
1... Qh4+
2. Kg2 Qh2#
#9
1. Bxf7+ Nxf7
2. Qxa3
#10
1... Nxf3+
2. gf Qxe1+
#11
1... Nd4
2. Kg1 or Ne3
avoiding 2... Rf1#
2... Nxb3
#12
1. Nf5 Bg6 (Bg5)
2. Ne7+
#13 1... Nd3
#14
1. Rxh6+ gh
2. Qxf7
#15
1. Qf6+ Kh5
2. g4#
#16 1. Bd5+
#17
1. Nf6+ gf
2. Re8#
Alternatively, 1... Kf8 or 1... Kh8; anyway, the knight covers e8 and h7.
#18
1... Bc8
Threatening 2... Bb7#.
2. Bd4 Bxa6
#19
1. Qxh6+ Bxh6
2. Rh8#
#20 1. d5
treatening the knight and the rook. The pawn f4 prevents 1... Ne5.

Good! Just one mistake. I will post the next level later.
 

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The next level is in a different format ... Putting the pictures from level 1 and 2 into a text document just took too much time and I had some trouble sorting out how my new version of chessbase works (they managed to make it worse than the previous versions).
The side to move is indicated by the white or black circles next to the diagram (on the right side).

Level 3 features a mixture of motifs at work in some short combinations (usually around 2 or 3 moves)

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scrabulista

Consul
Staff member
In their 5th encounter (1895), Weiss finally beat Schwarz.
 

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For good measure (and your personal benefit), I will post the rest of the exercises.

Here is level 4:

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