The Checker Maven

The Fastest Speedster Ever


The fastest speedster in the world is supposedly the Hennessey Venom GT, which reached a measured speed of 270.49 miles per hour in 2014, although there's one little hitch. It didn't go into the record books because the run was made in only one direction; apparently, an official record for a production car requires the averaging of two runs in opposite directions. You can buy one of these, by the way, for around a million dollars.

Today we present what is probably the easiest problem we've ever published in the more than ten year history of The Checker Maven. Naturally, we're offering it as a speed problem, and here too there's one little hitch.

We're giving you just three seconds to solve it. But at least it won't cost you anything.

If you're an expert player, you'll get it in a fraction of a second. The rest of us might need a couple of seconds. And even if you don't get it in three seconds, you'll get it before long.

Click on the link below when you're ready, and keep your eyes wide open! Come back and click on Read More to verify your solution.

April Speed Problem (Very easy, three seconds)



Black to Play and Win


16-19 23-16 32-23-14-21-30-23 (or 32-23-30-21-14-23 same)

Believe it or not, this isn't from a stroke problem; it happened in an actual on-line game between two amateurs.

04/04/15 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
You can email the Webmaster with comments on this article.