Website founded by
Milan Velimirović
in 2006

3:20 UTC
ISC 2020



Remember me

Forgot your
Click here!
to create your account if you don't already have one.

Rating lists


MatPlus.Net Forum General Zugzwang Problems
You can only view this page!
(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?

(Read Only)pid=2386
(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
(Read Only)pid=2387
(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

(Read Only)pid=2388
(4) Posted by Steven Dowd [Friday, Jun 20, 2008 13:26]

Thanks guys!
(Read Only)pid=2391
(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.
(Read Only)pid=2399
(6) Posted by Steven Dowd [Saturday, Jun 21, 2008 15:30]

The start position of that 3-er is so ugly its attractive. :)
(Read Only)pid=2401

No more posts

MatPlus.Net Forum General Zugzwang Problems