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Here I present some of the chess problems that I have composed.



FEN: 5rk1/6pp/8/5N2/6N1/8/1B6/6K1 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black rook Black king Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black pawn Black pawn
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square White bishop Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White king Empty square

White to play and mate in 2

Solution


FEN: 8/2N5/2R2B2/8/4k1B1/8/2K5/8 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square White bishop Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black king Empty square White bishop Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square White king Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 2

Solution


FEN: 8/3p4/3Bk1p1/4Pp2/8/7K/5RQ1/8 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Black pawn Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square White bishop Black king Empty square Black pawn Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White pawn Black pawn Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White king
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White rook White queen Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 2

Solution


FEN: 3Q4/3P1kpp/5np1/r5R1/1b6/5N2/2B5/4R2K w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square White queen Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square White pawn Empty square Black king Black pawn Black pawn
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black knight Black pawn Empty square
Black rook Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White rook Empty square
Empty square Black bishop Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square White bishop Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square White king

White to play and mate in 2

Solution


FEN: 5rk1/5ppp/5n2/5N2/8/2Q3K1/1B6/8 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black rook Black king Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black pawn Black pawn Black pawn
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square White queen Empty square Empty square Empty square White king Empty square
Empty square White bishop Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 3

Solution


FEN: 2kr3r/pp1n4/1bp5/2qN4/8/8/4BPPB/2Q3K1 w - - 0 1 or 2kr3r/pp1n4/1bp5/2qN4/8/8/4BPPB/2Q3K1 b - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Black king Black rook Empty square Empty square Empty square Black rook
Black pawn Black pawn Empty square Black knight Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Black bishop Black pawn Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Black queen White knight Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White bishop White pawn White pawn White bishop
Empty square Empty square White queen Empty square Empty square Empty square White king Empty square

White to play and mate in 3 or Black to play and mate in 3

Solution for White
Solution for Black


FEN: 8/8/N1R5/3k2p1/3Nn1K1/8/7Q/8 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
White knight Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Black king Empty square Empty square Black pawn Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Black knight Empty square White king Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White queen
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 3

Solution


FEN: 8/8/5P2/8/1kp5/2N1n3/1K3R2/6Q1 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White pawn Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Black king Black pawn Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Black knight Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square White king Empty square Empty square Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White queen Empty square

White to play and mate in 4

Solution


FEN: 7k/5Kpp/3N4/5N2/8/8/6p1/8 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black king
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White king Black pawn Black pawn
Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black pawn Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 4

Solution


FEN: rk6/ppp1R3/4Qn2/8/6q1/8/8/1R2K3 w - - 0 1

Black rook Black king Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Black pawn Black pawn Black pawn Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White queen Black knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black queen Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square White king Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 4

Solution


FEN: 2q2rk1/1Q4pp/5p2/8/6N1/6N1/8/6RK w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Black queen Empty square Empty square Black rook Black king Empty square
Empty square White queen Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black pawn Black pawn
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Black pawn Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White rook White king

White to play and mate in 5

Solution


FEN: 2k1NB2/n1np1P1K/2r1b3/1B2Q3/5N2/8/1R3q2/8 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Black king Empty square White knight White bishop Empty square Empty square
Black knight Empty square Black knight Black pawn Empty square White pawn Empty square White king
Empty square Empty square Black rook Empty square Black bishop Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square White bishop Empty square Empty square White queen Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square White rook Empty square Empty square Empty square Black queen Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 7 (this one was published in the November 2007 issue of The Problemist)

Solution


FEN: 8/8/8/1p6/1N6/8/P1K5/k7 w - - 0 1

Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Black pawn Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square White knight Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
White pawn Empty square White king Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square
Black king Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square Empty square

White to play and mate in 8

Solution

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