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Bodycheck, seventh heaven rooks and racing pawns
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Sasikiran's Surprise and Melkumyan's Miracle
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Capture or corner?

Black threatens 48...Qf3 followed by mate on g2. Which defence is the right one for White and gives him a clear advantage?

A) 48.Kxh3
B) 48.Qa8 (Rd5)
C) 48.Rxe4

CBM training Jar_dud_g

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Double sortie

After the invasion of his one knight on d7 White here had also sent out its colleague with 22.Ng5 (diagram), planning after 22...Nxg5 23.Qxg5 to take the diagonal b2-g7 under fire. This leads to what?

A) victory for White
B) equality
C) advantage for Black

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Endgames from Gaziantep
- The principle of one diagonal
- Breaking the blockade
- Melia's Marches
- Homerun of the h-pawn
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CBM training Heijden01

White to play and win

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CBM training: Endgames from Plovdiv
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CBM training: More endgames from Plovdiv
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CBM training: Endgames from Sochi
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Premature?

White is clearly on the ropes, however, if Black tries to solve the position by tactical means, the queen on h6 could prove the saving factor. In concrete terms - the immediate strike 39...Txf3+ after 40.Txf3 Txf3+ 41.Kg2 leads to what?

A) victory for Black
B) equality/perpetual check
C) advantage for White

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Central knight duo

The sortie 17.Ne5 (diagram) attacks the black queen which is tied to the defence of the Ne4, but also opens the diagonal to g2. What is the bottom line? White ...

A) ... wins material
B) ... loses material
C) ... gets checkmated

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Caruana's King – Endgames from Italy
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WCh 113 years ago

The first player is planning 28.Bd3 with the idea 29.exf5 in order to upgrade his light-squared bishop and give his rooks more space again. A move of which black piece counters this manoeuvre?

A) knight e6
B) rook f8
C) pawn g6

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Knight sorties

With the preceding exchange 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 (diagram) White had cleared a central square for the knight sortie 21.Nd5 in order to uproot the black bishop d3 with tempo.
What does this operation entail in the end?

A) positional advantage for White
B) equality
C) material gains for Black

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Carlsen reaches 2837 at the Tal Memorial

- Aronian's Fortress
- Kramnik's Knight
- The powerful passed pawn
- The blockade

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- Dominance Duel
- The last pawn
- The cut-off
- Bartholomew's stalemate

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CBM training Sha_gir_g

Octopus

White possesses the infamous knight on d6, against which Black has just prepared the doubling of rooks on the d-file with 20...Rd7 (diagram). Backing up this piece with 21.Rf2 Rad8 22.Rfd2 now leads to ...

A)... a clear positional advantage for White;
B)... balanced chances;
C)... material gains for Black.

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- Caruana's king
- Activate the rook
- Passed pawns must be pushed

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CBM training Gan_pop_g

Royal road

The weakness of Black's back rank is obvious, but so is the vulnerabilty of White's king. In concrete terms: how is the position after 62.Qf7 Qf1+ to be evaluated?

A) won for Black;
B) won for White;
C) balanced.

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CBM training Bol_bac_g

Chance for whom?

One of the many intriguing positions from the just finished Biel grandmaster tournament. Here followed the simplification 31...dxe5 32.Qxd8+ Qxd8 33.Rxd8+ Bxd8 34.Bxb5 Bxa5 35.Kf2 with a draw. Instead, which continuation would you have chosen as White after the intermediate move 31...Bg5?

A) 32.Bxd6
B) 32.Bf4 Bxf4 33.Qxf4 Bxe2
C) 32.Qc2

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CBM training Han_hag_g

Nordic edge walking

White has just implanted his knight into the enemy king's position with 51.Ng4-f6 (diagram). Which move gives Black the advantage now?

A) 51...Qa8
B) 51...Qe7
C) 51...Rc4

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Karjakin's kings and Svidler's surprise

- Karjakin's King
- Karjakin's King II
- Svidler's Surprise

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Test your IQ(P) IV

The move 17...Nc2 unleashes a double attack on White's rook on the edge and forces the answer 18.Ra2 (18.Rb3 Na1!). Thereupon Black wins ...

A)... a piece;
B)... a pawn;
C)... nothing, he must repeat moves with 18...Ncb4.

CBM training Cor_hus_g


Solution: http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=8432

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are known to favour the side with the initiative, here operating with queen, rook and bishop. The first player has just forced the move 32...h6 (why?), and now the sequence 33.Qc8+ Re8 34.Qd7 hitting d6 and g7 leads her to ...
A) ... victory;
B) ... a clearly better endgame;
C) ... defeat.

CBM training Pol_ned_g


Solution: http://www.chessbase.com/cbm/reeh2012e/3512.html

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Coffin Nail Polish

In order to take advantage of her pawn on h3, the second player must find a way to clear the long diagonal and/or get access to the opponent's back rank. After 30...Bxf3 31.Rxf3 from the diagramm position, which is the winning continuation?

A) 31...Rxe2
B) 31...Rd4
C) neither nor, the exchange on f3 is premature.

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