Puzzles

The following puzzle positions were posted in The Kenilworthian blog with games from each round.

Round One

Minkov-Kernighan
Black to play after 38.Rxa4?

Wojcio-Goeller
White to play after 25...h5?

Round Two

Pelican-Mazzillo
White to play after 27...Re7?

Wojcio-Minkov
Black to play after 37.h4.

Stoyko-Tomkovich
White to play after 25...Rb8.

Wojcio-Minkov
White to play after 5...Nxe4?

Wojcio-Minkov
White to play after 16...Ne7.

Moldovan-Kernighan
White to play after 21...g6.

Round Three

Tomkovich-Goeller
Black to play and win a pawn.
Hint: think "zwichenzug."

Massey - Moldovan
White to play and win after 29...Qxe5?

Mazzillo - Mann
Black to play and win after 31.Red1?

Minkov - Stoyko
Black to play and win at least a pawn.

Kernighan - Wojcio
White to play and "retain his booty.

Selling - Demetrick
Black to play and win a pawn after 15.Nd4?!

Selling - Demetrick
Black to play and win after 40.Ke3

Round Four

Pelican - Gadgil
White to play and win after 5...Bc5?

Selling-Davis
Black to play and at least draw after 29.Re6?!

Massey - Minkov
Black to play and win after 25.Nxa6?

Massey - Minkov
White to play and win after 38...Kd6.

Massey - Minkov
White to play and win after 42...Rc7.

Kernighan - Tomkovich
Black to play and gain a
winning attack after 29.Qb1.

Round Five


Massey - Kernighan
Black to play and win after 38.Rc4??

Pelican - Mann
White to play and win after 27...Be6.

Stoyko - Goeller
White to play and win after 22...f5.

Round Six

Minkov-Moldovan
Black to play and win.

Round Seven

Mazzillo-Davis
White to play and win.

Moldovan-Wojcio
White to play and win.

Round Eight

Wojcio-Tomkovich
Black to play and win.

Kernighan-Stoyko
White to play and at least draw.

Selling-Mann
Black to play and win.

Demetrick-Pelican
Black to play and win easily.

Last Round

Goeller-Massey
Black to play and win.

Moldovan-Tomkovich
White to play and win.

Updated 12.26.2006 | Contact Michael Goeller