Sample ChessTempo Standard Tactics - (Problem/Rating)

 

   6794/959

1.Nxc6 {Capture knight to create a triple attack on c8: 3}

 

   101961/991

1.Qgh5+ Kf7 {forced} 2.Bh5+ Ke6 {forced} 3.Qg4# {[M3]}

 

   42223/995

1...Nxg3+ 2.Kg1 (2.Kg2 {White's h-pawn is pinned} Nxf5 {gains a rook: 1+5 = 6}

 

   153962/995

{White threatens Rf7#, but Black has gained a tempo with 0...Rh1+. White needs to find the best way to get out of check; it is either 1.Kg2 or 1.Kg4. Let's look at the wrong answer first, the one that I foolishly chose. It allows black to knight-fork and take my rook. (1. Kg4 Nf6+ 2. Kg5 Nxd7), so the obvious answer is 1.Kg2. attacking the rook, forcing 1...Rxh7 to make Black capture the pawn to thwart immediate checkmate. White loses the pawn and gains a rook.} 1.Kg2 Rxh7 2.Rxh7 {-1+5 = 4}

 

   98561/1001

1.h5# {The protected white bishop and the h8 rook allow mate by a pawn: [M1]}

 

   54817/1003

1.Bf8+ {Discovered check} f6 2...Rxf6# {f6-bishop prevents 2.Kh6: [M2]}

 

   74219/1003

1.Qxh7+ Kxh7 {forced} 2.Rh3+ Qh4 {forced} 3.Rxh4# {[M3]}

 

   90044/1003

1.Rb8# {[M1]}

 

   44929/1005

1.Qh7+ Kf8 {forced} 2.Qh8# {[M2]}

 

   40401/1006

1.Qd8# (M1).

 

   77019/1006

1...Qf2+ 2.Kh1 (2.Kh2 Qxg2#) Qxg2# {[M2]}

 

   49236/1008

1.Bxf7+ Kxf7 2.Qxd8 {1-3+9 = 7}

 

   91438/1010

1...Nc2 {Knight forks queen and bishop.} 2.Qxc5 {Queen had to move. This picks up a point for Black on the queen trade.} Nxa3 3.Qxd6+ Nxd6: -1 + 3 -9 +9 = 2}

 

   54789/1011

1.Nxf6+ Qxf6 {forced to avoid 9-pt queen capture by d1 rook} 2.Qxf6 Rxd1+ 3.Kxd1 {1-3+9-5+5 = 7}

 

   61290/1013

1.Bxf6 Bxf6 2.Rxd7 (3-3+3 = 3)

 

   3517/1014

1...Qg3+ (2.Kh1 Re1+ 3.Qxe1 Qxe1+) 2.Rg2 Re1+ 3.Qxe1+ Qxe1+ {-5+9 = 4}

 

   64255/1014

1...Qg3+ 2.Kd2 {forced} Qe3# {[M2]}

 

   94706/1016

1...Nd3+ 2.Kg3 {forced} Qg5+ 3.Kh3 {forced} 3...Nf4# {[M4]}

 

   94706/1016

1...Nd3+ forces 2.Kg3. 2...Qg5+ forces 3.Kh3 => 3...Nf4# {[M3]}

 

   65116/1018

1.Nf6+ forces 1...Kh8 => 2.Rg8# {[M2]}

 

   106464/1020

1...Qa1+ forces 2.Nd1. 2...Qxd1+ forces 3.Kf2 => 3...Rd2# or 3...Bc5# {[M3]}

 

   50187/1022

1...Rxh2+ forces 2.Bxh2 => 2...Qg2# {[M2]}

 

   56576/1024

1.Rd8+ forces 1...Rxd8. 2.Qxc4+ {-5+9 = 4}

 

   70759/1024

1...Rf2+ forces 2.Kh3 =>Qh5# {[M2]}

 

   74486/1026

1.Qd4+ forces 1...Qf6 {to avoid 1...Kh7 2.Qh8#} 2.Rg8+ Kxg8 {to avoid loss of queen without recompense} 3.Qxf6 Qxf6 {-5+9 = 4}

 

   77706/1027

1.Qxf7+ Kh8 {forced} 2.Ng6+ hxg6 3.Qxg7# {[M3]}

 

   45752/1028

1...Qh3+ 2.Kg5 {forced} Qh4# {[M2]}

 

   159197/1029

1...Bxg3 Bxh7+ 2.Kh8 {3-1 = 2}

 

   30744/1029

1...Qd3+ {fork king and unprotected b3-bishop} 2.Re2 {or alt} Qxb3 {3}

 

   60044/1029

1...Rxe3 {unprotect the c5 rook; Black must move c3 rook: 3}

 

   104727/1030

1.Qh4+ {fork king/rook: 5}

 

   174510/1030

1...dxe3 2.Rxa5 exd2 {3-9+9 = 3}

 

   59314/1030

1...dxe3 {Black queen is under attack by the b5 rook. Black captures bishop and attacks queen.} 2.Rxa5 exd2 {White trades queens to avoid additional immediate material loss: 3-9+9 = 3}

 

   88626/1030

1...Bxf3 2.gxf3 Qg5+ 3.Kf1 Nd2+ {forking queen and forcing} 4.Rxd2 Qxd2 {getting a rook: 3-3-3+5 = 2}

 

   57013/1031

1.Qxf3 Qxf3 2>Bxf3 {5-9+9 = 5}

 

   46889/1034

1.Rxc4 {5}

 

   48363/1034

1...dxe3 {5}

 

   88280/1034

1...gxh6 2.Qg6+ Qg7 3.Rxf8+ Kxf8 {3-5+5 = 3}

 

   172756/1036

1.Rxe7+ Qxe7 2.xe7+ {3-5+9 = 7}

 

   47131/1037

1.Nf6+{2-way check forces king to move} Kf8 2.Qe8# {[M2]}

 

   32560/1038

1.Nf6+ {1.Nf6+ forks Q and K; 1..Bf7 is illegal.} Rxf6 2.Qxd7 {-3+9 = 6}

 

   97790/1040

1.Qxc3+ {Queen forks king and undefended rook. King must move. 5} Ke8 2.Qxc1 {5}

 

   159639/1042

1...Nxd1+ 2.Rxd1 {5-3+3 = 5}

 

   77736/1043

1.Rh7+ Kxh7 {Force king to capture attacking rook. } 2.Qh4+ Kg7 {Check and force king to g7.} 3.Qh6# {[M3]}

 

   103471/1045

1...Rf2+ (2...Ke4 3.Rf4# {[M3]}) 2.Kg3 2...h4+ 3.Kg4 Rf4# {[M3]}

 

   105519/1045

1.Qc7# {[M1]}

 

   158499/1045

1...dxe5 2.Rh7+ Kxh7 {1+5 = 6}

 

   3032/1045

1.Rxg1 {The only other legal moves are 1.Kxg1 or 1.Kh1; either allows 1...Rxd1+. 3}

 

   101585/1046

1.Nc7+ Qxc7 2.Qxc7 {0-3+9 = 6}

 

   61102/1046

1.Qxd5 Qxd5 2. Bxd5 {3-9+9 = 3}

 

   71955/1046

1... Ng3+ 2. Kg1 Rf1+ 3. Rxf1 Rxf1# {[M3]}

 

   171795/1049

1.Rc8# {[M1]}

 

   51396/1049

1. Ba5+ Kc8 2. Qb7 {5}

 

   87951/1049

1.f4# {[M1]}

 

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   14992/1078

1...Rhc2+ 2.Kb4 Ra4# {[M2]}

 

   51081/1078

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   176894/1079

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   177251/1080

1. Qh5+ Kg7 2. Qg5+ Kh8 3. Rxf8# {{[M3]}}

 

   8600/1081

1.Qxg4 {3}

 

   55947/1082

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   143485/1083

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   90560/1083

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1.Rxd5 Qxd6 Rxd6 {3-9+9 = 3}

 

   40805/1091

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   156972/1102

1...Rg1+ 2.Kh3 Qh6+ 3.Kg4 Rf4# {Pinned g3 pawn cannot take rook! [M3]}

 

   53204/1106

1...Be3+ 2.Kh1 Bxc8 {Why is 1...Be3 better than 1...Bxc8 ? 0+0+5 = 5}

 

   54112/1111

1.Rc8+ Ka7 (1...Rxc8 2.Qxd5+ Rc6 3.Qxc6+ Ka7 4.Qb7# ) 2.Qxd5 Rxd5 (2...Kxa6 3.Qa8+ Kb6 4.Qb8+ Ka6 5.Rc6# ) ( 2...Rd7 3.Qa8+ Kb6 4.Rc6# ) (2...Kb6 3.Qb7# ) (2...Rxc8 3.Qb7# ) 3.Rxh8 {9-9+5 = 5}

 

   63134/1122

1... Nxe2+ 2. Rxe2 Bh2+ 3. Rxh2 Qg3+ 4. Rg2 Qxg2# {[M4]}

 

   143597/1137

1. Qh7+ Kg5 2. Qh5# {[M2]}

 

   44844/1142

1...Qxe2 2.Rxe2 {Trade queens.} Rf1# {[M2]}

 

   134189/1150

1.a7 {Offer to sacrifice pawn, to take a knight and check for momentum.} 1...Rxa7 2.Rxd6+ {-1+3 = 2}

 

   59056/1154

1... Ng4+ 2. Ke2 Nxh6 {5}

 

   63345/1160

1. b4+ Kc4 2. Rc6+ Kxb4 3. Kxd5 {-1+5 = 4}

 

   8465/1170

{White has four attackers at f8, including the bishop} White has only three pieces that can go there. So When White as put his third piece there, it will be a mating rook protected by the bishop.} 1.Qf8+ Bxf8 2.Rxf8+ Rxf8 3.Rxf8# {[M3]}

 

   78801/1172

1... Qf3+ 2. Kg1 Qd1+ 3. Kxh2 Rh8+ 4. Kg2 Qh1# {[M4]}

 

   54060/1173

1... Qxd4 2. exd4 Rxe2 {3-9+9 = 3}

 

   24386/1181

1.b3+ Kc5 {Force black king to c5 and fork to win a rook.} 2.Ne6+ Kd6 3.Nxg7+ {5}

 

   54597/1181

1.Rxf4+ Kg6 2.Kxe3 {First check to gain tempo and win a rook. 1+5 = 6}

 

   171657/1182 //

1...g2+ 2.Kg1 {2.Kh2 permits promotion.} 2.Kg1 Bd4+ 3.Qxd4 {Forced to prevent 3...Kh2 4.g8 promotion} 3...Rxd4 Thanks for the queen! -3+9 = 6}

 

   72083/1184

(1... Kg6 2. Rxf3 Kxh5 {-3+5 = 2}

 

   155101/1191

1... c2 2. Rc7 c1=Q 3. Rxc1 Rxc1 {8(promotion)-9+5 = 4}

 

   177788/1193

1... a3 2. Bxa3 Rxa3 {-1+3 = 2}

 

   63224/1197

1.d5+ Kd6 2.Bc5+ Kxc5 3.Rxe7 {-3+5 = 2}

 

   49574/1204

1.Qh5+ Kg8 2.Qh7# {[M2]}

 

   95014/1204

1...hxg4 2.Rxd3 Rxh1 {3-5+5 = 3}

 

   43779/1206

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   2711/1206

1...d3 2.Bxd3 Bxd3 {-1+3 = 2}

 

   34305/1212

1.Qh8+ Bxh8{Check with queen, forcing Black to take queen with bishop.} 2.Rxh8# {[M2]}

 

   93984/1214

1... Qxh3+ 2. Kg1 Qh2# {[M2]}

 

   147049/1216

1...Qxh5 {Queen takes unprotected rook.} 2.Qxa2 {Ditto} Qxc5 {Queen takes unprotected knight. 5-5+3 = 3}

 

   39936/1220

1. Qg7# {[M1]}

 

   51728/1220

1...Qe3+ 2.Rf2 Rd1# {[M2]}

 

   102643/1220

1. Qc8+ Ka7 2. Bb8+ Ka8 3. Bc7+ Ka7 4. Qb8+ Ka6 5. Qa8# {[M5]}

 

   166451/1224

1. hxg5 Rxd8 2. gxf6+ Kxf6 3. Nxd8 {1-5+3-1+5 = 3}

 

   45521/1224

1... Rxf4 2. Qxf4 Qxc2 {3-5+5 = 3}

 

   78784/1237

1.Rc6 {Attack queen with protected rook.} 1...Qa7 2. Rxd6 {Take unprotected knight. 3}

 

   144793/1242

1.Nd5 Nxd5 2.Bxe7 Nxe7 {-3+9-3 = 3}

 

   73871/1244

1.Rxa7 1...Rc1+ (1...Nd3 2.Rb8+ Kh7 3.h4 Nf4 4.Rf8 Rc1+ 5.Kh2 Rc2 6.Rxf5 Nxg2) 2.Kf2 {5}

 

   62256/1252

1... Qg2+ 2. Ke1 Qg1# {[M2]}

 

   53914/1259

1...e5 2.Bxe5 Bxe5 {-1+3 = 2}

 

   72858/1272

1.Rh8+ Rh7 2.Qf4+ g5 (2...Kh5 3.Rxh7#) 3.Qxg5# {[M3]}

 

   48265/1276

1...Nf5 {The apparent reason to select 1...Nf5 is that it may provide a tempo to get the bishop on d3 with a queen trade following the bishop capture. But white had several potential responses for move 2. With counter attack 2.Nc5, Black loses a knight after a queen trade. (2.Nc5 Nxg3 3. Nxd7 Rxd7 ) 2.Nf6+ eventually leaves Black with an extra bishop. (2. Nf6+ Bxf6 3. Bxf5 Bxf5 ) 2.Qg4 allow black a quick bishop. (2. Qg4 Qxd3} 2.Qf3 Qxd3 3.Qxd3 Rxd3 {3-9+9 = 3}

 

   54233/1282

1. Nf6+ Kg7 2. Qh7# {[M2]}

 

   47870/1296

1... Rxf2+ 2. Kxh3 Rxh2# {[M2]}

 

   103043/1298

1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Qxh6+ Rh7 3.Qf8# {[M3]}

 

   148710/1296

1...Kf5 {Any move into h-file nails king to the h-file with 2 rooks on g-file, a potential draw.} 2.Rgxg7 a1=Q (-1+9-9+5 = 4)

 

   104218/1299

1... Nf4 2. h8=Q Ne2+ 3. Kh2 g1=Q+ 4. Kh3 Qh1# {[M4]}

 

   90443/1305

1.Qc5+ b6 2.Qc7+ Qb7 3.Qxc4 {3}

 

   30099/1306

1. Rg3 fxe5 2. Qg7# {[M2]}

 

   47203/1309

1.Qxf7+ (1...Rxf7 2. Re8# ) Kh8 2.Qxf8+ (2.Qe7 Bg8 3.Re1 Qf2 4.Bb1 Rf6) (2.h3 Rxf7 3.Re8+ Bg8 4.Bxf7 Qb1+) (2.g4 Rxf7 3.Re8+ Bg8 4.Bxf7) (2.h4 Qc1+ 3.Kh2 Qf4+) Bg8 3.Qxg8# {[M3]}

 

   50540/1311

1. Qa4 Qb5 2. Qxf4 Qxb2 {3}

 

   42297/1315

1. Nhxg6+ Rxg6+ 2. Nxg6+ hxg6 3. Qh4+ Bh6 4. Qxh6# {1-3+5-3+3 = 3 [M4]}

 

   54060/1316

1...Qxd4 2.exd4 {why 2.exd4} 2...Rxe2

 

   138476/1316

1.exd6 Rxb5 2.d7 Rd5 3.Rc8+ {Gain a tempo.} Kh7 4.d8=Q Rxd8 5.Rxd8 {3-1(+8 by promotion)-9+5 = 6}

 

   52526/1318

1. Rxg5+ hxg5 {Sacrifice rook.} 2. Qxg5+ Kh8 3. Qh6+ Kg8 4. Qh7# {Stairstep mate [M4]}

 

   34806/1320

{1...Rxh4+ 2.gxh4 Qg2#} 1...Rxh4 2.Kg1 Rh1+ 3.Kxh1 Qh3+ 4.Kg1 Qg2# {[M4]}

 

   44606/1322

1.Qxc2 Rxc2 2.Rxe5 {9-9+3 = 3}

 

   152282/1324

1.Rd8+ Ka7 2.Rxf3 {5}

 

   152282/1324

1.Rd8+ (1.Rxf3 Qxd7 2.Kg1 Qd1+ 3.Kf2 Qxc2+ {5-5-1 =-1}) Ka7 2.Rxf3 {0+0+5 = 5}

 

   57684/1325

1.Qd8+ Kg7 2.Rxh7+ Kxh7 3.Qd3+ Kg7 4.Qxf1{9-5+5 = 9}

 

   58934/1332

1.Qf4# {[M1]}

 

   55342/1341

1.Rh8+ Bxh8 2.Qh7+ Kf8 3.Qxh8# {[M2]}

 

   104319/1347

1...Nxd4+ 2.exd4 Qxd2+ 3.Nxd2 Rxc1 4.Rxc1 Rxc1 {Problem is won at this point.} 5.f5 exf5 6.Nf1 Kf8 7.Kd2 Ra1 8.a4 Ke7 9.Ke2 Ng8 {1-3+9-9+5-5+5 = 3}

 

   80273/1349

1.Re7+ Kh8 2.Re8+ Nf8 3.Qxf8# {[M3]}

 

   64665/1352

1... Rxe4 2. Qxe4 Bxe4 {3-5+9 = 7}

 

   142145/1356

1.Rb1 Nxa4 2.Nd6+ Ke6 3.Rxb8 Kxd6 {-1+5-5 = 1}

 

   74746/1370

1. Qxe7 Rxe7 2. Bxd5 Re2+ 3. Bg2 {9-9+3}

 

   30100/1371

1.Ne6+ Ke8 {Check to protect rook, and force king to e8} 2.Re7# {[M2]}

 

   92093/1395

1.Qd3+ Bf5 2.Qxe3 Qxe3 3.fxe3 {3-9+9 = 3}

 

   88757/1419

1.hxg3 Qxg3 2.Ne2 {3-1 = 2}

 

   73880/1425

1...Qf5+ 2.g4 Qxg4# {[M2]}

 

   18656/1430

1.Nxe5 Bxe5 {9-3 = 6}

 

   171458/1443

1...Ra2+ 2.Kc1 Kb3 3.Rf2 Ra1+ Kd2 Rd1# {[M4]}

 

   141601/1504

1.Kf1 {The key is that White should not move 1.Kg2 or 1.Kh1. Either move pins White's e4 pawn and allows Black's queen to escape capture with 1...Qxf5. (1.Kg2 Qxf5) (1.Kh1 Qxf5)} 1...Rd8 2.Bxe5 Rxd2 3.Rxd2 {9-9+5 = 5}

 

   75685/1188

1...Ra2+ 2.Kc1 Kb3 3.Ne3 dxe3 4.e7 Rc2# {[M4]}

 

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1. Nxg6+ hxg6 2. Qxg7# {[M2]}

 

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