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The Big Dipper

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You'll know why we chose the name "Big Dipper" for today's speed problem when you see the diagram, and you won't have much trouble with it, as it's one of the easiest speed problems we've published in quite some time. In fact, it's easy enough that we had planned to only give you five seconds to solve it, but hey, we're generous, and we went with a full ten seconds instead!

Click on the link below to show the problem and start the timer. When you're done, come back and click on Read More to see the solution.

May Speed Problem (Very easy; 10 seconds)



Solution

BLACK

WHITE
White to Play and Win

W:W17,14,7:BK21,16,15,8.

14-10 21x14 7-3 14x7 3x3 (3-12-19-10-3) White Wins.

Though not perfect, the resemblance to the problem diagram is striking. Well, at least we think so!

05/05/12 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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