Friday, December 08, 2006

Friday Puzzle


If - like me - your week was as busy as it gets, then I hope that - also like me - you'll be spending the rest of this Friday afternoon with your feet up on a desk.

In which case, you might want to take a few moments to solve this puzzle. It's in memory of David Bronstein, who was playing black (to move) in the diagram position, in 1965 against Vladas I Mikenas.

And if that was too easy - or you've seen it before - don't forget there are other chess puzzles scattered about the blog, too. Here, here, here, here, and here, in fact.

Don't think, incidentally, that there isn't any news about Streatham & Brixton Chess Club. There are first team and second team results to report - but all that over the weekend, and early next week. For right now, my hands are leaving the desk, to be replaced by my feet.

2 comments:

Mike Davies said...

How about 1... Rxa3, threatening Rxa1 mate.:
A.) 2. Rxa3 Qe1 forces mate
B.) 2. bxa3 Qxa1 3. Qb1 Re1 forces mate
C.) 2. Qxa3 Qe1 forces mate
D.) 2. Kg1 Rxa1 3. Kf2 Qe1#

Tom Chivers said...

Yep - well done mike - that's the move.