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Friday, December 08, 2006
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.
Posted by Tom Chivers at 1:49 pm
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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#
Yep - well done mike - that's the move.
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