Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The twelve puzzles of Christmas


Nabokov, 1965

White to play and mate in three moves

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. Qh7, and now ...

1. ... a2 2. Qb1 Ka7 3. Rxa2#
1. ... Kb8 2. Rxa3 Kc8 3. Ra8#

Is queenside castling a red herring?

Anonymous said...

Easier yes, but I still failed to solve it despite spotting 1 Qh7 and that castling didn't work.

PG

ejh said...

Never mind, eh. I never solve any of them - and I set them.

This one was taken from Chessville: The Nabokovian Problem by Robert T Tuohey.

Chessbuff said...

Neat..1. Qa7 a2 2. Qb1! Ka7 3. Ra2# or 1. Qa7 Kb8 2. Ra3 Kc8 3. Ra8#