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Super Easy


Looks good, doesn't it? It's "Super Easy Pot Roast" from someone who calls herself Chef Savvy and, checking over the recipe, it indeed looks like a great dinner made with minimal effort.

Is there such a thing as a great checker problem, solved with minimal effort? The most pleasing problems seem to be on the more difficult side, but there's another way to look at this: a simple problem solved very quickly can also provide a good measure of satisfaction.

To this end, we've decided to bring back our Javascript clock for perhaps just one time, as today's speed problem is in the category of "super-easy," and we don't want to spoil things by putting the problem diagram in-line. So you'll need to click below and then you'll have five seconds to beat the clock! No worries, that's definitely enough time.

Are you ready? Black to play and win ... and when you're done, come back and click Read More to check your answer.

March 2019 Speed Problem (Super easy)



Black to Play and Win


13-17 21-14---A 10-26 Black Wins.

A---22-13 15-25 Black Wins.

Did you get it in time? If you're a newcomer, it might have taken you a little longer. No matter, it's just a bit of fun and an exercise in quick visualization. Our thanks to regular contributors Lloyd and Josh Gordon for sending this along.

03/02/19 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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