Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Part №22. Let's stir a brain crinkle?!

Happy time of the day, dear chess experts! Before publishing tasks of the 2nd tour of the next chess marathon, we’ll sum up the results of the Second Chess Marathon.
The major result in 4 tours has made 72 points. Alas, nobody from marathon-racers could subdue this maximum.
The etude №7 of the second tour has appeared a stumbling stone…
The 1st- the 2nd place was divided by two Kharkov-citisens: Valery Krivenko and Anatoly Handurin (each received 69,5 points).
The lot has appeared more favourable to Valery Krivenko who manages to get the book about the history of Odessa.
The 3rd place has got Anatoly Kostenko from the Zaporozhye region (67,5 points).
All prize-winners are awarded diplomas of the site "Perspectiva".


Valery Krivenko - the winner of the Second Chess Marathon

And now we smoothly pass to the tasks of the 2nd tour of the Third Chess Marathon.

In the beginning there are two "nutlets" picked up by Vladimir Pogorelov from Poltava.

The task №5

One interesting find more was found out recently in the archive of one of the Vasyuky’s fan! On the diagramme №5 there is the end from a session of simultaneous game. The following was written on the saved sheet of paper (it is quoted): «Ostap Bender, playing White, could put a mate in two moves, but he managed himself to receive a mate in two moves». What variant with a mate in two moves had not noticed the player, and in what a co-operative mate he pleased himself?
In each case the White begin. Yes, I have nearly forgotten! In the archival leaf it is not specified what way White Pawns move to…

The task №6

Once, showing a nice problem №6, to the pupils, the trainer on purpose put on the board a White figure (not a Pawn) which prevented to carry out the task. Try to find this hindrance and put a mate in three moves.

The task №7

In one of the sessions of the simultaneous game, ordering White figures (№7) made a known trick - he stole a Black Castle standing on the brink of the board. And after all and without this "combination" the White could defeat! Return the Black Castle on the board (the figure was not under fight!) and find the prize.

The task №8. A chess question


The inhabitant of Odessa represented in the photo for a long time was a great chess chief in the Soviet Union. You have only to give his surname!

For the beginners of our chess marathon I inform our electronic co-ordinates where it is necessary to send the answers to the tasks, once again: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

See you in a week on a chess page of "Perspectiva"!
Your heading leader, Honoured Chess Master of Sports of Ukraine Sergey Tkachenko.