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MatPlus.Net Forum General Zugzwang Problems
 
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(1) Posted by Steven Dowd [Wednesday, Jun 18, 2008 19:58]

Zugzwang Problems


I noticed that Wikipedia has a good article on zugzwang in chess, and mentions its use in problems... but only has examples from games.

Would anyone care to recommend some good ZZ problems for inclusion?

SBD
 
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(2) Posted by Siegfried Hornecker [Wednesday, Jun 18, 2008 21:22]; edited by Siegfried Hornecker [08-06-19]

(= 10+9 )

Frank Healey
The Chess Monthly 1885, 1st prize
Mate in 2


(= 10+7 )

Thomas Taverner
Dubuque Chess Journal 1889, 1st prize
Mate in 2

I can look for more if these don't suit you.


:PS (as reply to Mihail Croitor): The best zugzwang problem for me is this one:
(= 15+5 )

Henry Wald Bettmann
Babson task tourney 1926, 1st prize
Selfmate in 3
 
 
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(3) Posted by Mihail Croitor [Thursday, Jun 19, 2008 08:31]

for me the best example of zugzwang problem is classic Hartong's position:
(= 8+8 )
Jan HARTONG, #2,
Good Companions Folder,
1922, 1er Prix

 
   
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(4) Posted by Steven Dowd [Friday, Jun 20, 2008 13:26]

Thanks guys!
 
   
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(5) Posted by Kevin Begley [Saturday, Jun 21, 2008 12:13]

Here's a zugzwang that always impressed me...
Though the zugzwang itself might be overlooked, to double this classic theme without using a threat is impressive.

Kukainis, 1938
(= 7+14 )

Mate in 3.
 
   
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(6) Posted by Steven Dowd [Saturday, Jun 21, 2008 15:30]

The start position of that 3-er is so ugly its attractive. :)
 
 
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