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Rebel
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Start Your Engines

Post by Rebel » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:37 pm

Start Your Engines is a fun game and competition to explore and solve very hard positions. Each week 4 of such positions are presented on this page and the goal is to find the right moves and to contribute the moves in the below entry form.

For each correct answer you get one point and at the end of the week solutions are given and the ranking is updated.

Pick yourself a nickname (or use your real name), a valid email address for verification purposes only in case of doubt and start enjoying the beauty of chess. To get the position click on the c8 square, the script will show you the PGN | EPD | FEN. Consulting databases is allowed, just find the right moves..

http://rebel13.nl/rebel13/hard.html

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by Ovyron » Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:57 pm

Okay, this seems right up my alley, if you see some Uly participating it's me trying to crack the positions.

Thanks for creating such a concept.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by zullil » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:03 am

Rebel wrote: Consulting databases is allowed, just find the right moves..
It seems that Google suffices to solve the first four. The search engine, not AlphaZero. But it will be fun to see which ones engines can solve. Cfish has the first one as Mate-in-20 at the moment.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by Vinvin » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:38 am

Rebel wrote:...
Pick yourself a nickname (or use your real name), a valid email address for verification purposes only in case of doubt and start enjoying the beauty of chess.
Done ! Memory serves well for this first 4 :-)

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by MikeB » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:14 am

I'm afraid you will have to come up with harder positions - much harder. :shock:

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by Rebel » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:15 am

MikeB wrote:I'm afraid you will have to come up with harder positions - much harder. :shock:
Really? :wink:

You had the first one wrong, see the page, yet 75% is not a bad start at all.

But okay, your wish is my command, will post 4 real hard ones in week 2.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by Rebel » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:17 am

Ovyron wrote:Okay, this seems right up my alley, if you see some Uly participating it's me trying to crack the positions.

Thanks for creating such a concept.
To Uly or not to Uly, that's the question, but so far it is the latter :wink:

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by Jouni » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:45 am

Too familiar positions. I know instantly solution to all - no sense to use CPU time. Maybe sign, that You have been a lot in talkchess :lol: .
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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by zullil » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:19 am

MikeB wrote:I'm afraid you will have to come up with harder positions - much harder. :shock:
Given time SF-McB should show a mate for the first one. Cfish has it as Mate-in-19 at the moment.

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Re: Start Your Engines

Post by MikeB » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:40 am

Rebel wrote:
MikeB wrote:I'm afraid you will have to come up with harder positions - much harder. :shock:
Really? :wink:

You had the first one wrong, see the page, yet 75% is not a bad start at all.

But okay, your wish is my command, will post 4 real hard ones in week 2.
It was late and I didn’t think I would have to find the shortest mate. 😳 I was never a big fan of those type of problems. 🤔

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