Saturday, 18 January 2014

Two positions - Homework 1

This week the following positions are the players homework.

The following diagram is from the queens gambit accepted.
1.d4 d5, 2.c4 dxc4, 3.e4 b5 Black wants to try and keep his extra pawn can you find the next few moves for White.  See below for clues:-

The next position is a classic.  Its a quick mate can you see the sequence?  Again, see below for clues

Clue Position 1

White should use his own pawns to undermine Black's.  eventually Black will be left with an extra pawn that White will be able to take with Bishop or Queen.

Clue Position 2

Notice that the knight on e7 controls g8 and g6.  With Black's pawn on g6 we have a corridor of death.  All White needs to do is open the h-file and then call check with a rook or queen along the newly opened h-file.

Its going to take a sac!!

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