Solutions To
Problem 1
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
5
:
Qxc6, Qxd7, Qxe5, Bxa7, Rxh1
Possible
checking moves
by White =
7
:
Qxd7, Qe7, Qe6, Qxe5, Qf8, Nc7, Nf6
Solutions To
Problem 2
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
6
:
Bxe4, Bxf2, Nxf2, Nxh2, Qxf2, Qxh2
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
3
:
Bxf2, Qxf2, Qxf3
Solutions To
Problem 3
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
1
:
Nxh4.
White's in check -- no other captures are legal.
Possible
checking moves
by White =
0
.
Solutions To
Problem 4
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
2
:
Bxg2, Qxb4 (But not Kxg7.)
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
4
:
Bxg2, Qd1, Qh2, Re1
Solutions To
Problem 5
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
3
:
g5xf6, Nxf6, Qxh7
Possible
checking moves
by White =
3
:
Nxf6, Nh6, Qxh7
Solutions To
Problem 6
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
2
:
Qxb3, Nxe4
(Not Rxd1 -- the rook is pinned.)
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
0
.
Solutions To
Problem 7
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
3
:
Bxf6, Rxf5, Bxf5
Possible
checking moves
by White =
2
:
Bb6, Bxf6
Solutions To
Problem 8
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
0
:
cxd4 is illegal since the pawn is pinned
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
2
:
Qe3, c5-c4 (with a discovered check)
Solutions To
Problem 9
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
8
:
Nxc3, Qxb7, Qxd4, Qxg6, Bxc7, Bxg3, f2xg3, h2xg3
Possible
checking moves
by White =
1
:
Qe8
Solutions To
Problem 10
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
0
.
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
0
.
Black has only 1 legal move: Kh8
Solutions To
Problem 11
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
5
:
Nxf7, Qxe6, Qxf6, Qxh7, Rxg7
Possible
checking moves
by White =
2
:
Qxh7, Rxg7
Solutions To
Problem 12
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
2
:
Bxf2, Nxd5
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
2
:
Bb4, Bxf2
Solutions To
Problem 13
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
1
:
f7xe8
(The only capture that gets White out of check.)
Possible
checking moves
by White =
0
:
(Because White must first get out of check.)
Solutions To
Problem 14
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
0
:
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
6
:
Ne4 (double check); Ne6, Nf7, Nh7, Nh3, Nf3
(Any move by the knight gives a discovered check.)
Solutions To
Problem 15
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
6
:
Nxb4, Nxf6, Qxe5, Qxf6, Qxh7, Rxg7
Possible
checking moves
by White =
4
:
Ne7, Nxf6, Qxh7, Rxg7
Solutions To
Problem 16
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
11
:
Bxa3, Bxg3, e6xf5, Rxe3, Rxf5, Rxf2, Rxg3,
Qxf1, Qxf5, Qxg3, Qxh2
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
5
:
Rxg3, Qxf1, Qg2, Qxg3, Qxh2
Solutions To
Problem 17
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
6
:
f7xe8, f7xg8, Nxe8, Nxg8, Nxh5, Kxh5
Possible
checking moves
by White =
4
:
f7xe8(with promotion to R or Q is checkmate),
f7xg8(with promotion to R or Q), Nd7, Nh7
Solutions To
Problem 18
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
3
:
Qxg3, Rxd3, Nxg3
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
5
:
Qxg3, Nd5-e3, Nf4, Nf5-e3, Nh4
Solutions To
Problem 19
Possible
capturing moves
by White =
5
:
Rxb7, Bxe6, Qxd4, Nxd4, Bxf6
(c3xd4 is NOT a legal move!)
Possible
checking moves
by White =
2
:
Qa4, Bb5
Solutions To
Problem 20
Possible
capturing moves
by Black =
3
:
Nxa1, Nxf2, h7xg6
Possible
checking moves
by Black =
4
:
Ne3, Rd1, Nd2, Ng3