Saturday, February 14, 2015

February 14th

Today, like every other day I would say, it is a holiday for people in love.
The stores offer for sale heart-shaped presents.

Those of you who love the chess problems, accept a composition with such a shape.

It is an easy twomover, and it is also the number 800 problem of the numbered problems of this blog, (many un-numbered problems have also appeared in Awards, Solving Contests etc).

 Problem-800 Manolas Emmanuel (GRE) original 8/3s1R2/2s1k1K1/2Q3p1/3p1b2/4p3/8/8 (3 + 7) #2 Tries : {1.Rf6+? Sxf6!}, {1.Re7+? Sxe7+!}, {1.Qd5+? Kxd5!}, {1.Qxc6+? Bd6!} Key : 1.Qf5+! Kd6 2.Rxd7# Happy Valentine's Day!

Here follows a series of hearts that I found in the Internet.

 8/3s1P2/2S1k1K1/2P3p1/3p1R2/4S3/8/8  (6 + 4), #2 Problem-801 Schenkerik Csaba (from facebook, Judit Polgar Official) Tries : {1.Re4+? Se5+!}, {1.f8=S+? Sxf8+!} Key : 1.Rf6+! Sxf6 2.f8=S#

 1S1R4/k1S1p3/P3K3/1P1P4/2P5/8/8/8  (8 + 2), #2 Problem-802 Schenkerik Csaba (from facebook, Judit Polgar Official) Key : 1.Sa8! Kxa8 2.Sc6#

 8/3P1P2/2P1k1P1/2K3P1/3P1P2/4P3/8/8  (9 + 1), #2 Problem-803 Unknown composer (from facebook, Judit Polgar Official) Key : 1.f8=R! Ke7 2.Re8#

 8/3s1P2/2S1k1K1/2P3p1/3p1R2/4S3/8/8  (6 + 4), #2 Problem-804 Polgar Laszlo (from facebook, Judit Polgar Official) Key : 1.Qxe5+! Sxe5 2.f5#

 8/2bp1Sp1/2b1k1K1/2q3B1/3Q1P2/4S3/8/8 (6 + 6), #2 Problem-805 Benko Pal Key : 1.Qd6+!, 1...Bxd6 2.Sd8#, 1...Qxd6 2.f5#

 8/2P3P1/1p1P1K1b/1r1pQp1p/ 1s5s/2R3R1/3SqS2/4k3 (9 + 10), #3 Problem-806 Loyd Sam Κλειδί : 1.Rce3! [2.Rxe2#] 1...Bxe3 2.Rxe3 [3.Rxe2#] Qxe3 3.Qxe3#, 2...Kxd2 3.Qc3#, 2...Kxf2 3.Qg3# 1...Bg5+ 2.Rxg5 [3.Rxe2#] Qxe3 3.Qxe3#, 2...Kxd2 3.Qc3# 1...Bxg7+ 2.Kxg7 / Rxg7 [3.Rxe2#] Qxe3 3.Qxe3#, 2...Kxd2 3.Qc3# 1...Qxe3 2.Rxe3+ Kxd2 3.Qc3#, 2...Kxf2 3.Qg3#, 2...Bxe3 3.Qxe3#

Some more compositions by Diyan Kostadinov here [http://kobulchess.com/en/news/7-2011-07-31-17-09-09/188-valetinesday.html] and here [http://kobulchess.com/en/news/7-2011-07-31-17-09-09/767-happy-valentines-day.html].