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Thematic Problems

Christmas Trees:

Whether Christmas is approaching or not we present this section with christmas trees problems, ie. problems with the pieces arranged in such a way that they resemble a christmas tree. If you spot one somewhere, that fits under this section, we would be glad to include it here.


Retrograde Analysis Problems:

Twin Problems:

Quadruplet problems:

Octuplet Problems:


If a player cannot move any of his pieces including his king, and at the same time his king is not exposed to an immediate check, then this is called a stalemate. When a game is almost lost, it is desirable to achieve a stalemate situation and sometimes this is helped by the use a brilliant combination!



Help-mates are special chess problems in which the black and white co-operate in order to reach a mating position. When a problem states that white helpmates in 2 moves, both white and black make moves which will lead white to a mate in 2 moves. They usually have more than one solution.