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White to play and win.

Adams vs Franz Aschwanden, Arnheim, 1988

[fen]r4rk1/4b1pp/p1qppn2/1p2p1B1/PP2n3/2N2N2/Q1P2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Qxe6+ if Rf7 Nxe5 or if Kh8 Nxe4 ]

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White Mates in 2.

Adams vs Luis Comas Fabrego, Adelaide, 1988

[fen]r4kr1/1b2R1n1/pq4p1/4Q3/1p4P1/5P2/PPP4P/1K2R3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Rf7+ Kxf7 Qe7# ]

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White Mates in 6.

Adorjan vs Istvan Polgar, Budapest, 1972

[fen]2rqk3/1p2p3/1n1pP1p1/pP1P1p1r/3B3P/1PN3p1/3Q4/R3K2R w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Qg5 if Qd7 Qxg6+ Kd8 Bxb6+ Rc7 Qg8+ Qe8 Rxa5 ]

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White to play.

"Chaos" vs "Advance 3.0", USA, 1983

[fen]r4rk1/5pp1/P3pn1p/8/3q4/b1N2P2/1nBBQP1P/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Nb5 Qc4 Nxa3 Qxa3 Bc1 ]

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White Mates in 2.

"Mach IV" vs Piet Bakker, Hague, 1990

[fen]2krr3/1p1n1p1p/p1bB1np1/8/P1R1p3/1PN5/2P1BPPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Rxc6+ ]

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White to move and win.

"Chess System Tal" vs "Junior", Paderborn, 1995

[fen]1r4k1/pbq2p1p/4pb1B/2p5/2B1PP2/2P5/P5P1/2RQ1K2 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ e5 ]

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White Mates in 7. What is White's next move?

"Chessmaster 4000" vs Anne Benschop, Hague, 1995

[fen]2b2rk1/pp2Q1p1/2p4p/5pqB/2P5/1P6/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Qxf8+ ]

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VocalTechnique wrote:
White Mates in 7. What is White's next move?

"Chessmaster 4000" vs Anne Benschop, Hague, 1995

[fen]2b2rk1/pp2Q1p1/2p4p/5pqB/2P5/1P6/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ 1. (Qxf8+ Kh7) + 2. (Bf7 + Qd8) + 3. (Qxd8 + h5) + 4. (Qg8 + kh6) + 5. (f4 + h4) + 6. (Qh8 mate)]

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Excellent job Gobinath!

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Bobby Fischer called him "the most profound opening analyst of all time." To whom was he referring to?

- Morphy

- Steinitz

- Anderssen

- Staunton

- Najdorf

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What is the correct move for White?

"Hiarcs X" vs "Cheiron", Paderborn, 1995

[fen]r5k1/1n5p/p4Rp1/1p1q4/2pB2b1/2P5/P1B1r1PP/1R3QK1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Bxg6 ]

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VocalTechnique wrote:
What is the correct move for White?

"Hiarcs X" vs "Cheiron", Paderborn, 1995

[fen]r5k1/1n5p/p4Rp1/1p1q4/2pB2b1/2P5/P1B1r1PP/1R3QK1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Bxg6 ]
yes correct Bxg6...

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What is the strongest move for White?

"Junior 5.0" vs Peter Horvath, Debrecen, 1998

[fen]r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2np2p1/8/2PNP1n1/2N1B3/PP2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Bxg4 if Bxg4 Nxc6 ]

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White to move.

"Chess Genius X" vs Nico Kuijf, Hague, 1995

[fen]1r3rk1/1b3ppp/pp1q1n2/2pBb1B1/4P3/P4N1P/1P3PP1/R1Q1R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Nxe5 if Qxe5 Bf4 ]

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Black to move and win.

Graham Morrison vs Adams, Blackpool, 1988

[fen]6k1/p5p1/7p/4Np2/2P5/1P4P1/q1QK1P1n/8 b - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ ...Qa5+ if Qc3 Qxe5 & ...Nf3+ ]

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White to move and win.

Adams vs Fernandez, Haifa, 1989

[fen]r3rk2/1p1n1p1Q/p1b1p3/2q3pN/8/2PB4/P1P2PP1/2KRR3 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Bg6 ]

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White to move and win.

Adams vs Angus Dunnington, Haringey, 1989

[fen]r4rk1/2n1p1bp/b2qP1p1/p1pp1pN1/P1nP1N2/2P3QP/2B2PP1/1RB1R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Nxh7 w/Qxg6+ & Bxf5 ]

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White to move and win.

Adams vs Larry Christiansen, Reykjavik, 1990

[fen]5rk1/qb4p1/3P1pPb/2p1r3/2P1p2R/1P5Q/6PP/3RB2K w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Rxh6 w/Qd7 ]

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White Mates in 2.

Adams vs Eric Lobron, Brussels, 1992

[fen]8/7p/5pk1/3n2pq/3N1nR1/1P3P2/P6P/4QK2 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Qe8+ Kg7 Nf5# ]

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White Mates in 4.

Adams vs Vasilios Kotronias, Halkidiki, 1993

[fen]3r3k/6pp/p3Qn2/P3N3/4q3/2P4P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ Nxg8 Nf7# ]

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White Mates in 6.

Adams vs William Stanton, London, 1993

[fen]1r3r1k/1nb2p1p/5p2/1p1q4/6Q1/2P3P1/1PB2P1P/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ Qh4 if f5 Qxf6+ ]

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Black Mates in 7.

Kiril Georgiev vs Adams, Groningen, 1993

[fen]3r2k1/p4pp1/q3p2p/1p1n4/2r3N1/5Q1N/PK3PPP/3R3R b - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ ...Rc2+ Kxc2 Nb4+ Kc1 Qc8+ Kb2 Qc2+ Ka3 Qa4+ Kb2 Qxa2+ Kc1 Qc2# ]

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What is White's strongest move?

Abdumalik vs Davaademberel Nominerdene, Kemer, 11/26/2007

[fen]1r2nb1k/1ppr1ppp/p2p2b1/3NP1B1/P7/1P3B1P/2PR1PP1/4R2K w - - 1 0[/fen]

Answer :
[ Bg4 if f5 exf6 Rf7 Be6 ]

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White mates in 5.

Abdumalik vs Yuliya Dudysheva, Moscow, 9/14/2010

[fen]2r2rk1/1b3p2/1q2pPp1/3pP2B/pp2nP2/1N5Q/PPP4P/1KR3R1 w - - 1 0[/fen]

Answer :
[ Bxg6 if Ng5 Rxg5 ]

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What is Black's next move?

Deysi Cori T vs Abdumalik, Kocaeli, 9/25/2013

[fen]3r2k1/1b3ppp/p4n2/1P1N4/2r5/8/1B3PPP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1[/fen]

Answer :
[ ...Rxd5 ]

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