Reports | July 26, 2008 16:00

Summer Contest: questions 15 / 16

This is the fifteenth and penultimate set of three questions in the ChessVibes Summer Contest 2008. The first prize of the contest is a one-year subscription to New in Chess Magazine. Good luck!

Summer Contest: questions 15 / 16

15a. Who is this famous player?

15b. From which famous game comes this position? (Click on the image for a larger version)

15c. Is 1.Bxd5 followed by 2.Nxb6 winning or just a draw?

Please send you answers to, using "15a", "15b" and "15c". For more information on our Contest see below.

ChessVibes Summer Contest 2008

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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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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