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Competition! Solve some, or All of the Problems below ...
... and Enter the
Hall of Fame!

  1. How many queens ...? (1 point)
  2. Place the Black King, so that White mates in 1 move! (6 points)
  3. Find mate in 2 moves. (2 points)
  4. Find mate in 3 moves. (3 points)
  5. Find mate in 4 moves. (4 points)
  6. Find mate in 5 moves. (5 points)
  7. White moves and wins. (5 points)
  8. White moves and stalemates. (5 points)
  9. What is the max number of Knights ... (1 point)
  10. Who wins this position? (8 points)
  11. Find mate in 6 moves. (8 points)
  12. Promote a pawn! (4 points)
  13. Damoclean Sword. (6 points)
  14. Chase the Black King and mate in 6 Moves. (10 points)
  15. A Knight Travels Around the Board ... (1 point)
  16. Find Mate in 2 moves. (5 points)
  17. Find Mate in 3 moves. (5 points)
  18. Find Mate in 4 moves. (5 points)
  19. Find Mate in 5 moves. (7 points)
  20. Find Mate in 6 moves. (7 points)
  21. Promote some of white pawns and Mate in 3! (7 points)
  22. Upside-down! (10 points)
  23. White moves and wins, nice and fast! (5 points)
  24. Find Mate in 3 Moves (5 points)
  25. Find Mate in 7 Moves (9 points)
  26. What is the minimum number of Queens ... (1 point)
  27. Find Mate in 4 moves. (5 points)
  28. Who moved last? (12 points)
  29. White moves and Stalemates (4 points)
  30. White to move and Mate in 4 moves (9 points)
  31. Pauli's Quadruplets (30 points max)
  32. White to Move and Win Twins (14 points max)
  33. Find Mate in 2 moves. (6 points)
  34. Yet another Mate in 2 moves. (6 points)
  35. White Mates in 3, or Black Mates in 2 moves. (9 points)
  36. White Mates in 3, or Black Mates in 4 moves. (11 points)
  37. Find Mate in 3 Moves (5 points)
  38. Find Mate in 5 Moves (7 points)
  39. White or Black Mates in 5 moves. (16 points)
  40. Place both kings ... (10 points)
  41. Help-Mate in 3 Moves (8 points)
  42. Careful with promotion! (6 points)
  43. Christmas Tree Problem! (17 points)
Total Points required for High-Score=310 (this figure will change as more problems are added here ).


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Acknowledgements

These pages have been created some time in 1994, by Manolis Stratakis: stratakis@forthnet.gr