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Old August 15th 06, 12:11 AM posted to rec.games.chess.misc,rec.games.chess.analysis
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Default Magnus Carlsen Puzzles

Here are some chess puzzles taken from recent games of Magnus Carlsen.

It's White to move and win except where noted.

a) http://wtharvey.com/carlga.png
White Mates in 5.
Carlsen vs Atle Groenn, Sandnes, 2005
r1b4r/p3k1p1/1pQbBR1p/8/3P3q/4P3/P5PP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1

b) http://wtharvey.com/carlgc.png
Carlsen vs David Kjartansson, Reykjavik, 2006
2r1kb1r/4ppp1/pq6/1p1R2Bp/6n1/1N5P/PPPQ2P1/3R3K w - - 0 1

c) http://wtharvey.com/carlgd.png
White Mates in 6.
Carlsen vs Jon Gunnarsson, Reykjavik, 2006
4Qbk1/p7/1p6/3q1pN1/P1pnp3/6P1/1P3PK1/3R4 w - - 0 1

d) http://wtharvey.com/carlha.png
Black to move and win.
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Carlsen, Wijk aan Zee, 2006
8/1b4p1/5pk1/6qp/1P2pn2/4BP2/P5PP/R4Q1K b - - 0 1

e) http://wtharvey.com/carlhc.png
Black to move and win.
Kjetil Stokke vs Carlsen, Oslo, 2006
6k1/Q3pp1p/1p4p1/3qN3/1P1n4/P1r4P/5PP1/4R2K b - - 0 1

Solutions are posted at the top of http://www.wtharvey.com/prodex.html

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