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A Short Speedster

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For February, the shortest month, we're pleased to present another short speed problem from father and son team Lloyd and Josh Gordon of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It features a practical over-the-board situation and is relatively easy (hence a 10 second time limit).

We invite other readers to submit similar problems, suited for solving in anything from five seconds to one minute. Meanwhile, a big "mahalo" (thanks) to Lloyd and Josh.

When you're ready, click on the link below; then come back and click on Read More to verify your solution.

February Speed Problem (Easy, 10 seconds)

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Solution

WHITE
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BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:W32,27,26,23,22,18,14,10:B20,16,13,11,7,5,3,1.

16-19 23x16 5-9 14x5 7x30 16x7 3x10 Black Wins.

02/01/14 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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