Chess Problems

The following test consists of 10 problems and 2 bonus positions. Each is worth 10
points. Read the directions for each problem before you answer. In each case the first
move is your answer. To receive your test grade, email your answers to me and I will
send your score. Remember, there is only one correct answer to each problem.

To get started, here is a sample position. There is only one correct answer. This is a mate
in 2 problem. What that means is, if white makes the correct first move, then no matter
what black does in response, he will be mated on the next move. In the sample position if
white moves Qg2 check, then black only has one reply. After black moves Kb8, white
mates by playing Qb7.

So the correct answer to this sample position is Qg2+.

This is a mate in 2 problem. What this means
is that IF white makes the correct first move,
no matter WHAT black does, white can then
checkmate him on his 2nd move. There is
only one correct answer. This is worth 10
points.

So, let's get started on your test!

Problem #1

Problem #10

Problem #9

Problem #8

Problem #7

Problem #6

Problem #5

Bonus #1

Problem #4

Problem #3

Problem #2

Bonus #2

This is a mate in 2 problem. What this means
is that IF white makes the correct first move,
no matter WHAT black does, white can then
checkmate him on his 2nd move. There is
only one correct answer. This is worth 10
points.

This is White to move and win problem.
What this means is that IF white makes the
correct first move, no matter WHAT black
does, white can win. It make take several
moves later but he can only win with the
correct 1st move. There is only one correct
answer. This is worth 10 points.

This is a mate in 2 problem. What this means
is that IF white makes the correct first move,
no matter WHAT black does, white can then
checkmate him on his 2nd move. There is
only one correct answer. This is worth 10
points.

Send me your answers to me by email and I will
grade them and get back to you.
Donny@grayknight.net

This is White to move and win problem.
What this means is that IF white makes the
correct first move, no matter WHAT black
does, white can win. It make take several
moves later but he can only win with the
correct 1st move. There is only one correct
answer. This is worth 10 points.