Cute and Tricky

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We think the title photo speaks for itself. This cute little one certainly seems to be up to something.

Today we have not one but two speed problems. The first one is very easy but quite cute.

Cute
WHITE
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BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:WK3,20,24,30:B12,15,22,K27

The second problem is a bit harder, but not much.

Tricky
BLACK
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WHITE
White to Play and Draw

W:WK10,20:B8,12,K19

This problem could just as well have had the terms White to Play, Black to Draw. It's not at all difficult but it has a nice tricky little twist. You'll see what we mean when you solve it.

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Solutions

Cute

15-19 24x15 22-26 30x23 27x11 Black Wins. Yes, it's very easy, but the final position is cute.

Tricky

20-16---A 8-11---B 16x7 to a draw.

A---The only move to draw.

B---The key move: if 19-24 or 19-23 then 16-11 8-15 10-26 and White wins on the move .

Our thanks to regular contributors Lloyd and Josh Gordon of Toronto for sending us these problems.

02/06/21 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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