Christmas Puzzles 2020

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Very easy: White to play and mate in 6 moves (Mums and Dads)

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Annotator "Fox/James"]
[White "#6"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "K1k5/P1Pp4/1p1P4/8/p7/P2P4/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "11"]

{[#]} 1. *


Fairly easy: White to play and mate in 6 moves (U9s/U11s)

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "W #6"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Halumbirek"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/7p/8/5p2/8/P6p/5K1k w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "11"]

1. *


Fairly trickful: White to play and mate in 2 moves (those black pawns are coming towards you -- so you might be eight queens behind in eight moves' time!) (U11s/U14s)

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "#2"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[Annotator "Kovacs"]
[FEN "RNB4k/8/7K/8/8/8/pppppppp/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. *


Very trickful: : White to play and mate in 14 moves (U14s)

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Win"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Blathy"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "7K/8/2N5/5ppp/4ppnq/4pkp1/4nrrb/5bb1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "27"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. *



Answers

Very easy: White to play and mate in 6 moves

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[Annotator "Fox/James"]
[White "#6"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "K1k5/P1Pp4/1p1P4/8/p7/P2P4/8/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "11"]

{[#]} 1. d4 b5 2. d5 b4 3. axb4 a3 4. b5 a2 5. b6 a1=Q 6. b7# 1-0


Fairly easy: White to play and mate in 6 moves

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "????.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "W #6"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "*"]
[Annotator "Halumbirek"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "8/8/7p/8/5p2/8/P6p/5K1k w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "11"]

1. a3 h5 2. a4 h4 3. a5 h3 4. a6 f3 5. a7 f2 6. a8=Q# *


Fairly trickful: White to play and mate in 2 moves (those black pawns are coming towards you -- so you might be eight queens behind in eight moves' time!)

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "#2"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[SetUp "1"]
[Annotator "Kovacs"]
[FEN "RNB4k/8/7K/8/8/8/pppppppp/8 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. Nc6 a1=Q (1... f1=Q 2. Bf5#) (1... e1=Q 2. Be6#) (1... d1=Q 2. Bd7#) (
1... b1=Q 2. Bb7#) (1... c1=Q 2. Be6#) (1... f1=Q 2. Bf5#) (1... g1=Q 2. Bg4#)
(1... h1=Q+ 2. Bh3#) 2. Ba6# 1-0


Very trickful: : White to play and mate in 14 moves

[Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2001.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Win"]
[Black "B"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Blathy"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "7K/8/2N5/5ppp/4ppnq/4pkp1/4nrrb/5bb1 w - - 0 1"]
[PlyCount "27"]
[EventDate "2001.??.??"]

{[#]} 1. Kg7 Qh3 2. Kf8 Qh4 (2... h4 3. Kg7 Ne5 4. Nxe5#) 3. Ke7 Qh3 4. Kd8 Qh4
5. Kc7 Qh3 6. Kc8 Qh4 7. Kd8 Qh3 8. Ke7 Qh4 9. Kf8 Qh3 10. Kg7 Qh4 11. Kg6 Qh3
12. Kxg5 Qh4+ 13. Kxh4 Nc3 14. Nd4# 1-0


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