Endgame Solving Competition


(closing APRIL 18th)

This page consists of :

(a) Rules

(b) The Test Positions

(c) Competition Form.

Before you start it is best to read the whole of this page. I have decided on a few simple rules so that the event runs smoothly.
1. The moves must be in English Algebraic Notation and any annotations must be in the English Language.

2. There are two categories of entry:

(a) Human chess endgame enthusiast (Entered for the MILLENNIUM PRIZE) (b) Computer program. You must say which category on the competition form. You cannot enter as both.

3. If you enter as (a) You must not seek help from books, computer programs, friends, etc. If you enter as (b) you must give details of your computer and the program you are using and state if any endgame databases are used.

4. The analysis of the positions must be laid out clearly on the entry form below. The Director is looking for best play against best defence.

5. Only one entry per competitor is allowed. Once an entry is submitted it cannot be changed or taken back, so be careful, and check your analysis before you press the SUBMIT button.

6. Participants will be awarded grades. Grade A is the highest and represents a score of between 80-100% ~ Grade E. 0-20 %.

7. The emphasis is on enjoyment rather than conflict. In any dispute the Director has the final say.

8. Email address, name and other details must be entered carefully on the form. Please double check that details are correct.

POSITION 1. White to play

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/8/6kp/p7/1p4P1/1P3K2/P1P5/8:  
POSITION 2. White to play


FORSYTH NOTATION:4K1nk/7p/8/7P/8/4N3/8/8:
POSITION 3.White to play


FORSYTH NOTATION:8/4kb2/3pp1p1/1p4P1/1PpP1P2/2P1KN2/8/8:
POSITION 4. White to play

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/2p5/R1P4p/5p2/8/1r6/1P3p2/5K1k:
POSITION 5. White to play

FORSYTH NOTATION:8/6k1/8/3pKQpP/3p4/8/8/3q4:  

  (c) Competition Form.

Please write in analysis and annotations for the above positions in box below. When you hit the submit button at the end of the page the analysis will be sent to me via email.


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