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soberknight
Member since Mar-03-04 · Last seen Sep-19-16
My name is Yechiel Robinson.

My favorite chess authors are Irving Chernev and Tim Krabbe. My favorite historical chess player is David Bronstein.

I have composed some problems and endgame studies. Please try them!

1. White to play and draw (The Problemist, July 2014)


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2. White to move and win (Probleemblad 2005):


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3. White to move and win (too simple to publish):


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4. Direct mate in 2 (http://www.rebnora.com/discussion/v...):


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5. Helpmate in 2, two solutions (http://www.rebnora.com/discussion/v...):


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6. Direct mate in 3:


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EXTRA CREDIT - Many names in the chessgames.com database represent two or more players. Here are some funny examples.

a) J Mann - A very old Mann

b) Hart - Still beating

c) Walker - He keeps going and going...

d) Wood - Petrified Wood

e) Beer - Since 1866

f) Nielsen - Overrated

SOLUTIONS

1. 1 Rd8 Nd7 2 Rxd7 Nxd7 3 Ra6 etc.

2. 1 Bc4! Rd1+ 2 Kxe4 Re1+ (2...h4 3 Bd5+ Rxd5 4 Kxd5 h3 [4...Kb7 5 Kd6 h3 6 a8Q+ Kxa8 7 Kc7] 5 Kc6 h2 6 b7+ and mates; 2...f5+ 3 Ke5! f4 4 Bd5+) 3 Kf4 Re5 (3...Rd1 4 Be2) 4 Bf1 (4 Bd3? h4! 5 Bf1 [5 Be4+ Rxe4+ 6 Kxe4 Kb7 7 Kf4 f5] Rg5 6 Be2 Rg3 7 Bb5 Rc3 8 Bf1 Rg3 9 Bc4 Rg5 10 Bd3 Re5 draw) Rg5 5 Be2 Rg7 6 Bf3+ Rb7 7 Kf5 h4 8 Kg4 and wins.

3. 1 Kc5! (1 Kc4? Kg4! draws) Kg4 (1... Kg6 2 Kd6 Kf6 3 Kd5 Kf7 4 Kxe5 Ke7 5 Kd5 Kd7 6 Kc5 Ke6 7 Kb4 Ke5 8 Kxa3 Kxe4 9 Kb4 Kd5 10 Kb5 Kd6 11 Kb6 Kd7 12 Kb7 Kd6 13 a4 Kc5 14 a5 Kb5 15 a6 and wins) 2 Kd6 Kf4 3 Kd5 Ke3 4 Kxe5 Kd3 5 Kd5! Kc3 6 e5 Kb2 7 e6 Kxa2 8 e7 Kb1 9 e8Q a2 10 Qe1+ Kb2 11 Qd2+ Kb1 12 Kc4 a1Q 13 Kb3 and wins.

4. Key: 1 Bf6!
1...d1=N 2 Kb3
1...d1=Q/Bd1 2 Kc3
1...Bxd3+ 2 Kxd3
1...Rb5/Rc5+/Rd5 2 KxR
1...Re5 2 Bxe5
1...Bf3 2 g3
Try: 1 Kc3? (>2 Be5; 1...Rc5+ 2 Bxc5; 1...Rxf7 2 Bf6) 1...d1=N+! Themes: royal battery, knight underpromotion.

5. 1 Bc4 Rg3 2 Bb5 Qf3 (Bristol)
1 Bxb4+ Rxb4 2 Kd6 Rb6 (Indian)
6. 1 Rg2!
1...Bxg2 2 Qc4+ Nxc4 3 Nc2
1...Rxg2 2 Nd5+ cxd5 3 Qxc3
Novotny key; Zilahi theme

>> Click here to see soberknight's game collections.

   soberknight has kibitzed 1185 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Sep-19-16 Y Solodovnichenko vs S Milliet, 2015
 
soberknight: Oops you lose! A cute ending.
 
   Jan-25-16 Zhu Chen vs G Suez-Panama, 2014 (replies)
 
soberknight: Too bad Suez-Panama never played against Esteban Canal!
 
   Sep-16-13 Prins vs L Day, 1968 (replies)
 
soberknight: O-O-O mate!!
 
   Sep-09-13 T Klop vs D Kolodkin, 2013 (replies)
 
soberknight: Haha yeah!
 
   Sep-01-13 Shredder vs Gull, 2013 (replies)
 
soberknight: Insano!!
 
   May-06-13 Karpov vs Csom, 1977 (replies)
 
soberknight: and Hemsky's loose! Hemsky! He scores!
 
   May-05-13 Van Wely vs L'Ami, 2013
 
soberknight: Van Wely gets his revenge for the "crazy rooks" game.
 
   Mar-06-13 B Wall vs J Chance, 1969
 
soberknight: America is going bankrupt! Yeah!!!
 
   Mar-06-13 B Wall vs E Bosse, 1969 (replies)
 
soberknight: How could Black be so dumb?
 
   Mar-01-13 T Nyback vs M Matthiesen, 2003 (replies)
 
soberknight: Someone please post the variations.
 
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