Reports | July 11, 2008 20:46

ChessVibes Summer Contest 2008

During the coming two weeks, your editor-in-chief will be going on holiday. This means no chess news articles from my side, but some of my co-editors will write articles (the first one, by our new editor Michael, will be online tomorrow!). Besides that, there might be another reason to pay us a visit on a daily basis: the ChessVibes Summer Contest 2008!

Yes, a true contest will be running on ChessVibes, for the next two weeks, starting tomorrow. (Some Dutch readers might remember the 2006 summer contest on Doggers-schaak, which was won by Robert Kikkert from Amsterdam. This will be a similar thing.)

Every day, from July 12 to 27, a set of three questions will be published. Every day, you try to
1) recognize a famous chess player from a photo,
2) recognize a famous chess game from a certain position,
3) solve a middlegame or endgame puzzle.

Your daily task is a very simple one: send us the best answers you can think of, by email, to It's possible to discuss the question below the article, but to be able to take part of the contest you have to email your answers. Spoiling the answers might lead to removal from the contest.

After I get back, I will decide on the three winners. If some of you decide to use a chess program to find the answers, that's your choice (I wouldn't enjoy it very much like that, I think). In the end I will look at the best and quickest answers I receive.

What are the prizes?

one-year subscription (or renewal) to New in Chess Magazine one-year subscription (or renewal) to ICC Forcing Chess Moves by Charles Hertan
First prize: a one-year subscription (or renewal) to New in Chess Magazine Second prize: a one-year subscription (or renewal) to the Internet Chess Club (ICC) Third prize: Forcing Chess Moves by Charles Hertan

You can send you answers till and including Sunday, July 27, 2008. Within a few weeks we will announce the winners.

Enjoy the contest!


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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


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Both possible, but when there's a tie, quickest answers win...

Ben's picture


Do I get this clear: Is it the meaning that we email the anwsers everyday to the above mentioned email-adress or can we also email them in one batch after the last contest-day?


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