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Tactical Problem solving of Star level
Compiled by FLAWLESSWIN64
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Practice of solving good positions helps a great way. Particularly a game of chess is nothing but 'Performance on Demand' and many a time the requirement is JIT -Just In Time type. A high, that is, star level position calls for all the qualities of a good chess player!

A 4 star Black 2play his 26th move
O Zambrana vs I Krush, 2003 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

W to play 23rd move and win 4 star problem
Oll vs J Bosch, 1997 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

24...Black to play a 4 STAR position to solve !!
S Volkov vs Movsesian, 1998 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 34 moves, 0-1

2 star W2play 14th move
Rohde vs W Martz, 1977 
(C30) King's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

2.5 star Problem White to play 44th move
Xie Jun vs N Ioseliani, 1997 
(B32) Sicilian, 48 moves, 1-0

W to play 23 rd move a 3.5 star porblem
N Miezis vs P Varley, 1998 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 28 moves, 1-0

4 star W to play 25th move
Zhao Jun vs Zhou Jianchao, 2012 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 28 moves, 1-0

2.5 star W to play his 31move
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1996 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

2star W to play 11th move-gd testing tactical calculations
I Berezovsky vs V Rusel, 1984 
(A15) English, 12 moves, 1-0

Blacks 39th move 3.5 Star
R Kempinski vs E Berg, 2012 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

W's 27 move 1.5 star
L Espig vs W Pietzsch, 1967 
(B57) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

W's 14 th move 2Star problem
Lindehn vs Maczuski, 1863 
(C21) Center Game, 16 moves, 1-0

A 4 star Whites 27th move
Svidler vs Kasimdzhanov, 1999 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 32 moves, 1-0

2star W to move at 30th simpleOne & gd EnglishAttack SD
A Lukin vs T Khasanov, 1983 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 34 moves, 1-0

3Sstar 26 Black to move
A D Martin vs J Horner, 1983 
(E70) King's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

2star W's 49th move-From 1-49 Not2Exchange is the clue
Ding Yixin vs Tingjie Lei, 2013 
(C10) French, 51 moves, 1-0

3star Blacks 54th move reminds basics of R & P!
M Seps vs E Moser, 2007 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 86 moves, 0-1

4 star B to play 30th move vg!
B Molinari vs L Roux Cabral, 1943 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 33 moves, 0-1

3star White to play 24th move
Kramnik vs G Meier, 2012 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 1-0

3.5 star Black to play 22nd move , vGd!
Onischuk vs I Kurnosov, 2009 
(D85) Grunfeld, 27 moves, 0-1

3.5 star problem W TO PLAY 24 TH MOVE
I Johannsson vs N Minev, 1963 
(A04) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 1-0

3 star White to Play 16 th move
W Bialas vs Schwarz, 1953 
(C32) King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit, 20 moves, 1-0

3.5 star W to play 13 th move
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

2.5 star W to play 34th move
Reshevsky vs D Glueck, 1983 
(B06) Robatsch, 36 moves, 1-0

1.5 starW to play 22nd move- black's piece placement is awkward
W Chen vs K McDonald, 2013 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 22 moves, 1-0

3 star Black 2 play 11.... move
I Manolov vs G Sapundzhiev, 1963 
(C57) Two Knights, 14 moves, 0-1

3star W 2 play 18 th move
J H Donner vs F Kuijpers, 1963 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 35 moves, 1-0

Z Zhanbai Uulu vs P Neves, 2013 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 11 moves, 1-0

3StarW's23rd move-Byrne's blend of strategy and tactics makes i
Robert E Byrne vs Gligoric, 1963 
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 44 moves, 1-0

4star-W to play 30th move-Fantastic
Karpov vs Topalov, 1994 
(A43) Old Benoni, 36 moves, 1-0

3star-Black to move 22nd v gd staircase-technique!
I Polgar vs J Trapl, 1963 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 33 moves, 0-1

2.5Star Black to play 23rd move!
A Asgeirsson vs W Fairhurst, 1933 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 29 moves, 0-1

4 STAR-W to play 19 th move !!
Y Shulman vs D Marciano, 1997 
(C25) Vienna, 26 moves, 1-0

2star Wto play 32nd move
A Mallahi vs A Al-Bahadly, 2001 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 34 moves, 1-0

18 th move White 2 play 4-star posN
Lindehn vs Steinitz, 1864 
(C21) Center Game, 28 moves, 1-0

15th move W to play
Boquay vs NN, 1864 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 17 moves, 1-0

Whites 33rd move
Gelfand vs Aronian, 2013 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 60 moves, 1-0

Whites 26th move
Aronian vs Gelfand, 2013 
(A04) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

Black's 43rd move
Kamsky vs A Giri, 2013 
(B52) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 43 moves, 0-1

Black to play 30th move
K Wallach vs A Kornfeld, 1982 
(A62) Benoni, Fianchetto Variation, 30 moves, 0-1

Black's 54th move
Caruana vs Nakamura, 2013 
(A56) Benoni Defense, 61 moves, 0-1

Black's 25 th move
Olland vs J van den Bosch, 1933 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 0-1

W to play 21st move-a 2 star problem
G Beisteiner vs J L Calle Fuentes, 2003 
(C20) King's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

W to play 36th move 4 Star problem
Ding Liren vs Aronian, 2013 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 46 moves, 1-0

W to Play 20th move 2.5 star problem vg!!
M Esserman vs C Tsai, 2003 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 23 moves, 1-0

4star Sunday Posn W 2 play-game is also gd-Slav
Beliavsky vs Gelfand, 1992 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 24 moves, 1-0

4star W 2 play 27th move gd!
Lautier vs Leko, 1997 
(B80) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 60 moves, 1-0

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