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*(This article has been edited subsequent to original publication due to valuable reader input. As a result you have three problems instead of two!)*

*Problem One* (very hard for a timed problem)

*Problem Two* (medium difficulty, original erroneous diagram corrected)

*Problem Three* (quite hard, as originally published)

**Solutions**

*Problem 1*

27-24 19-23 25-30 16-20 **A,B** 31-27 23-32 30-26 20-27 26-31 White Wins. A neat block.

**A** 23-27 24-20 White Wins. A double exposure slip.

**B** 28-32 24-20 16-19 31-27 White Wins.

We're not sure who created this problem, but it's a nice one, and has the didactic advantage of displaying more than one possible tactical motif.

*Problem 2*

**A** 7-10 14-7 3-10 2-7 **B** White Wins.

**B** *Not* 2-6?? 25-21! Red Wins.

We had published this with a White man on 14 instead of a king; obviously this was incorrect and alert reader Brian Hinkle caught it within a few hours of publication. But see Problem Three below.

*Problem 3*

6-2 7-11 (7-10 loses as in Problem 2) 17-21 and now if 25-30 (or 25-29) White plays a pretty three for three shot and wins on the move: 18-15! 11-18 2-7! 3-17 21-32 White Wins. Pretty tough going for a speed problem.

08/06/05 - Category: Problems ** - Printer friendly version**

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