The Gazette - May 2016

Edited by Julie Leonard
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Chris’s Puzzle

February Puzzle:

FEN: 8/8/8/8/K7/3B4/4Q3/k7

White: King a4, Queen e2, Bishop d3.

Black: king a1

White to play and mate in two.


1. Qe7! Kb2 or Ka2 2. Qa3#

May Puzzle:

FEN: 8/K3N3/1RN1p3/2k1pb1R/2p3p1/2b3B1/1PQ5/8

White: King a7, Queen c2, Rooks b6 h5, Bishop g3, Knights c6 e7, Pawn b2

Black: king c5, bishops c3 f5, pawns c4 e5 e6 g4

White to play and mate in two.

The solution will be published in the August issue.

Chris Ross