Winton British Chess Problem Solving Championship 2017-2018

— from THE BRITISH CHESS PROBLEM SOCIETY Founded 1918 and affiliated to the English Chess Federation …

White, playing up the board, is to play and force mate in two moves against any Black defence.  There is no entry fee, and the competition is open to British residents only.  Competitors need only send White’s first move, known as the key move.  Entries can be made in one of two ways —
1 By post to Nigel Dennis, Boundary House, 230 Greys Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon RG9 1QY
2 By email to
All entries must be postmarked or emailed no later than 31st July 2017, and must give the entrant’s name and post code of their home address.  Juniors under the age of 18 on 31st July 2017 must give their date of birth.
After the closing date, all competitors will receive the answer to the starter problem, and those who get it right will also receive the postal round, which will contain 8 more difficult and varied problems. In due course the best competitors and the five best juniors under the age of 18 on 31st July 2017 from the postal round will be invited to the final at Eton College on Saturday 17th February 2018.  The British Championship final prize fund in February 2017 was £1,225, and it will not be less for the 2018 final plus a grading prize and a junior prize.  The ultimate winner of the final will win the right to represent Great Britain at the World Chess Solving Championships 2018.

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