After a drought I finally won 1st prize again with this study from ChessStar 2022. White to move and draw.

The opening move´s sole purpose is to open the g-file for the rook to reach g1 in the end!

In the meantime some weirdities has occurred. https://t.co/2NTk9qyXfe
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White draws only by 1. g4!

But why?

A) A future stalemate
B) The bishop is deflected from g2/f1
C) White needs the g3 square in the future
D) The Black bishop will we exposed on g4 in the future

(Nielsen, Variantim 2016) https://t.co/OZcCAK96Ga
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It is Tuesday so here is a difficult one.

White to move and draw.

Nielsen, Variantim 2016, 4. commendation. https://t.co/LADQGourAK
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Today is tuesday, so here is an easy one. Black just played the rather annoying 1...Qh7-h4. How to proceed?

Minski/Nielsen, Selivanov 50 JT, 2017, 6th prize. https://t.co/aQ3ZiG4eOB
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White to move and win.

Final moments of my study for Polish Federation Tournament, 2020. https://t.co/x7po3CFhaH
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What a nightmare!

I spend some 45 minutes yesterday as the ISC-tournament trying to solve this 2-mover by Pavel Murashev!

Please improve on my performance. https://t.co/j7LcORbGFY
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The World Federation for Chess Composition continues the series of lessons "WFCC Learner’s Corner", prepared by the young Indian composer and solver Anirudh Daga (born 2008).
https://t.co/BPUN81HozS
Challenges from the 19th ISC
Yesterday hundreds of young U13 participants of the 19th International Solving Contest got the following 6 problems to solve: four mates in 2 moves, one mate in three moves and one endgame - white to play and win. They had 120 minutes for all of them. https://t.co/9dRrL5PcFz
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First International Solving Championships of 2023 announced as a traditional introduction to a solving season, the 19th International Solving Contest (ISC) will be held this Sunday, January 29
Full article: https://t.co/iwBXgpm5Wz https://t.co/CSDQLdg135
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First International Solving Championships of 2023 announced
As a traditional introduction to a solving season, the 19th International Solving Contest (ISC) will be held this Sunday, January 29
https://t.co/LRyoLb6hpQ https://t.co/DSfDWmp8cj
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WFCC Learner’s Corner #1 | What is a Helpmate?
The World Federation for Chess Composition gladly introduces the series of lessons "WFCC Learner’s Corner"
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Краматорск, сегодня. Шахматная федерация Донецкой области.

(Фотографии Виктории Гончаренко) https://t.co/23bkc2BZKo
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В этой комнате Владимир Крамник играл на первенство СССР среди молодых мастеров в 1991-м году. Выиграл. Сегодня - красноречиво молчит, участвуя в Z-турнирах. https://t.co/RGB07UYmAJ
Стоит ли уважающим себя организаторам турниров навсегда закрыть дорогу тем, кто участвует в откровенно пропутинских шахматных мероприятиях в россии?
Франциско Вальехо о Z-турнире в Москве:

"Это лучший турнир, в котором я принимал участие. Хотя опыт, как вы понимаете, у меня большой. ... Это было потрясающе. Если меня в третий раз позовут на «Шахматные звёзды», то я обязательно соглашусь".

Человек нашёл свою колею. https://t.co/tj97GmDRX7
Обстрелян шахматный клуб в Херсоне, один из старейших в Украине, памятник архитектуры. https://t.co/CRrnvh4k3p Chess__News photo
Среди тех, кто отказался от шахматного гражданства ради участия в ч-те Европы - Александра Горячкина.

Почти год после начала спецоперации Z она гордо представляла бело-сине-красный флаг (и, разумеется, молчала), однако теперь понадобилось временно пожертвовать патриотизмом. https://t.co/9eO8LZeEHm
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