10 Exercises from the Fagernes GM Open #14



Hello Friends! Every week I select 10 positions ranging from easy to difficult across various themes like tactics, strategy, endgame, defence, etc. for you guys to solve and enjoy. Today I have selected 10 puzzles from the Fagernes GM Open - a very strong event with several IM and GM's held in the town of Fagernes, Norway.

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Here are this week's 10 exercises for you -


1.White just played e3- Black to play, find the best continuation.


2. Black just played ...b3- why is this a mistake? White to play.


3. White to play, how to take advantage of the weakened Black king?


4. Black to play, find the best continuation.


5. White just played Qe1- why is this a mistake? Black to play.


6. White to play, how to continue?


7. White to play, find the best continuation.


8. Black just played ...g6. White to play, find the best continuation.


9. White to play, find the winning continuation.


10. White to play, what's the winning plan?


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