My Best Ever Piece of OTB Calculation

Thursday I played a game where I somehow was able to calculate crystal clear at the end of the game.  Hopefully that’s a sign that all the work I did over the summer is paying dividends!

Feel free to take some time and try to work out the solution, which I give at the bottom of this post.

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to the above position:

 

Puzzle for September 30, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Riga”]
[Site “Riga”]
[Date “1980.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Woitkewitsch”]
[Black “Klimakow”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T3Z”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “rn3r1k/ppp4n/3bBqQB/8/6P1/2N2P1R/PPP3K1/R7 w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “7”]
[EventDate “1980.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]
[EventCountry “LAT”]

1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Bxf8+ Kg6 3. Rh6+ Kg5 4. Ne4+ 1-0

Puzzle for September 29, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Minsk”]
[Site “Minsk”]
[Date “1978.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Lanka”]
[Black “Roisman”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T1W”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “8/2p3kp/1pP1Qpp1/pP6/5p2/P6P/5bPK/3r4 w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “3”]
[EventDate “1978.??.??”]
[EventType “game”]
[EventCountry “BLR”]

1. Qd7+ Rxd7 2. cxd7 1-0

Puzzle for September 28, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Bangalore”]
[Site “Bangalore”]
[Date “1981.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Kusmin”]
[Black “Torre”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T2Z”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3qnrnk/5p2/3p1b1p/p2PpBB1/1rp1PQ2/2N4R/1PP3PP/R6K w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “5”]
[EventDate “1981.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]
[EventCountry “IND”]

1. Bxh6 exf4 2. Bg7+ Kxg7 3. Rh7# 1-0

Puzzle for September 27, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Budapest”]
[Site “Budapest”]
[Date “1981.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Lengyel”]
[Black “Farago”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T3A”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “r3rk2/1b2Np1p/p4P2/1p1Np3/1Q6/P6q/2P1B2P/3n1RK1 w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “5”]
[EventDate “1981.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]
[EventCountry “HUN”]

1. Ng6+ Kg8 2. Qf8+ Rxf8 3. Nde7# 1-0

Puzzle for September 26, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Moskau”]
[Site “Moskau”]
[Date “1981.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Waganjan”]
[Black “Pantschenko”]
[Result “0-1”]
[Annotator “T3X”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “r1b2rk1/2q3pp/p3pn2/1pb1n3/2P1P3/2N2N1P/P1B2PP1/R1BQ1RK1 b – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “3”]
[EventDate “1981.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]
[EventCountry “RUS”]

1… Nfg4 2. Nxe5 (2. hxg4 Nxf3+ 3. gxf3 Qg3+ 4. Kh1 Qh3+ 5. Kg1 Rxf3 6. Qd8+
Rf8) 2… Nxf2 0-1

Puzzle for September 25, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Moskau”]
[Site “Moskau”]
[Date “1981.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Bronstein”]
[Black “Andrijanow”]
[Result “0-1”]
[Annotator “Tv3R”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “5rk1/5ppp/4b3/1pPp4/1P1B4/q5P1/r2nPPBP/2NQK2R b K – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “11”]
[EventDate “1981.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]
[EventCountry “RUS”]

1… Nf3+ 2. Bxf3 Qxb4+ 3. Kf1 Bh3+ 4. Bg2 Rd2 5. Qe1 Qxd4 (5… Bxg2+ $1 {
Alternative}) 6. Nb3 Qe4 0-1

Puzzle for September 24, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Dresden”]
[Site “Dresden”]
[Date “1981.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Belke”]
[Black “Goldberg”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “T+2Z”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “2r5/5pkp/3r2p1/1B1pp3/1p1B2b1/1Pb1P1P1/P4PKP/2R1R3 w – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “3”]
[EventDate “1981.??.??”]
[EventType “swiss”]
[EventCountry “GER”]

1. Rxc3 bxc3 2. Bxe5+ 1-0

Puzzle for September 23, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “?”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “1978.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Rodriguez”]
[Black “Olafson”]
[Result “0-1”]
[Annotator “T2H”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3r1rk1/pp3ppp/8/2p5/4PB1n/P1P2qPP/Q3RP1K/6R1 b – – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “5”]
[EventDate “1978.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]

1… Qg2+ 2. Rxg2 Nf3+ 3. Kh1 Rd1+ 0-1

Puzzle for September 22, 2018

The solution appears at the bottom!

Til Next Time,

Chris Wainscott

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The solution to today’s puzzle is:

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[Event “Helsinki”]
[Site “Helsinki”]
[Date “1992.??.??”]
[Round “?”]
[White “Tukmakow”]
[Black “Baburin”]
[Result “1-0”]
[Annotator “Tv2Z”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “r1q1k2r/pp4np/2pP4/5p2/3Pp3/1Q4N1/PP5P/R4RK1 w kq – 0 1”]
[PlyCount “11”]
[EventDate “1992.??.??”]
[EventType “team”]
[EventCountry “FIN”]

1. Nxe4 Qe6 2. d7+ (2. Qxb7 $2 O-O) 2… Kf8 (2… Kd8 3. Qxb7 Qxe4 4. Qxa8+
Ke7 5. d8=Q+ (5. Qxa7 {Alternative} Qg4+ 6. Kf2 Qf4+ 7. Ke2 Qe4+ 8. Kd2 Qg2+ 9.
Kc3 $18) 5… Rxd8 6. Qxa7+ Rd7 7. Qc5+) 3. Rxf5+ Qxf5 4. Rf1 Qxf1+ 5. Kxf1 Ke7
6. Qb4+ 1-0