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WIN OR DRAW? Position One: White to Play


8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


-mk-+-+-+ tR-+-+-+- K+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+- -+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+- -+p+-+-+


+-+-+-+- a b c d e f g h


Position Two: White to Play


8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


r+-+-+k+ +-+q+-zPp p+-+-+-+ +p+-+-+Q -+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+P -zP-+-+P+


+-+-+RmK- a b c d e f g h


Position Three: White to Play


8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-tr- -zpk+-+nzp +-vl-+-+- -+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+- -+-+-+R+


+-tR-+-+K a b c d e f g h


Position Four: White to Play


8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


-+-+-+-mk +-+-+p+p -+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+N P+P+-+-+ +-+-+-+- K+R+-+-+


+-+-+-wq- a b c d e f g h


8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


by Pete Tamburro


This set of problems is devoted to the “attraction” theme that young master Gurevich explains elsewhere in this issue. Make sure you write down whether you think it’s a win or draw and jot some moves down.


Position Five: White to Play


-+K+-+-+ +-zP-+-+- -tr-+-+-+ +-+-+-+- -+-+-+-vL +-+-+-+- l+-+k+-+


+-+-+-+- a b c d e f g h


Position Six: White to Play


8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


-+-+-+-mk +-+-+-zpp -zP-+-zp-+ +nzpp+-sN- -vln+-+-+ wq-+-+-+P -tR-+-+PmK


+-wQ-+-+- a b c d e f g h


Answers on page 19 E


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Chess Life for Kids!


February 2013


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