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Level 2 Tactical


It's White turn, what is the minimum number of moves White should make to guarantee he/she wins the game?

Assume that both players played optimally and that White moves up and Black moves down (pawn).

Designed by Fauzi Al Zahri.

In the following position, how can checkmate be given in 1 move?

If the bottom left corner is denoted by \( (1,1) \), what is the target square of the last move?

  • This game starts from the standard position, and we arrived at this position using the standard rules of chess.
  • You have to determine who is to play.

It's White's turn. Assume Black plays optimally. What is the minimum number of moves to checkmate the black king?

Black to move and mate in 2.

Which piece should Black move first?

Is it possible to remove 2 pieces from the board in a single turn whilst playing with the standard rules of chess?

Clarification: Remove means taken off the board, not move two pieces simultaneously.


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