Back to School with Benko

With the new school year starting, chess clubs and scholastics resume. Some countries, such as Armenia, have made chess a mandatory part of the curriculum. I certainly agree that chess helps logical thinking, problem solving and foresight. Beyond that, chess problems add artistic elements. So today, I present some Back to School (BTS), ABC and 123 problems for some students who are just getting back into the problem solving spirit! I. B: [fen]8/8/pB6/P1n5/pk6/R1N5/BK6/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Two Show Solution
  1.Kc2 
II. T: [fen] 8/PpP5/1k6/1B6/1B6/1K6/8/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen] Mate in Three Show Solution
 1.c8Q   Kxa7   2.Bc6 
III. S: [fen] 8/8/6RB/5k2/6N1/7N/5KB1/8 w - - 0 1 [/fen] Mate in Three Show Solution
1.Rf6+  Kxg4  2. Bg5 Kh5  3.Bf3  mate  
IV. A  [fen] 8/8/1K6/p1p5/PkP5/R1R5/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Four Show Solution
1.Rd3  Kxc4   2.Rac3+  Kb4   3. Rxc5  Kxa4    4.Rc4   mate
V. B  [fen] 8/8/BB6/P1p5/kb6/P1R5/NK6/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Two Show Solution
1.Rb3
VI: C [fen] 8/8/6kN/5R2/5B2/6KB/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Three Show Solution
 1.Kh4  Kg7  2. Rf7+ 
VII. 1  [fen] 8/8/6k1/6N1/6P1/6K1/6Q1/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Two Show Solution
1.Qb2      
VIII. 2 [fen] 5KR1/7k/6R1/5npB/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Two Show Solution
Rh6+
IX. 3 [fen] 8/8/4BkP1/5N2/6R1/4RK2/8/8 w - - 0 1[/fen] Mate in Three Show Solution
1.Ke4  Kxe6    2.Rd3  Kf6     3. Rd6 mate
 

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