Your Move: Test positions from games in 2014 Tata Steel Tournament

Jan 15, 2014
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Greetings everyone! I'm Grandmaster Julio Sadorra and I would like to present you some puzzles I derived from the master games at the ongoing 2014 Wijk Aan Zee.

These puzzles are set up "Chessity style"- no tactical themes, no clues about the evaluation (whether you should be looking for a win or draw), just calculate and make decisions like you would in a real game!

The aim of these positions is not only about finding the correct solutions, but for you to compare your calculation and decision-making skills with Grandmasters and Masters who played these games. It goes without saying that you will benefit most from these exercises without using chess engines:). I will post the solutions later.

All the best!

Test 1 - ?

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Test 2 - ?

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Black to play

Test 3 - ?

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Test 4 - ?

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Black to play

Test 5 - ?

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Test 6 - ?

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Test 7 - ?

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Black to play

Test 8 - ?

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Black to play

Test 9 - ?

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Test 10 - ?

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Black to play

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