The Gazette - August 2016

Edited by Julie Leonard
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

Chris’s Puzzle

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.

Solution: 1. Nd4!Variations:A. 1... exd4 2. Bd6#

B. 1 … Bxd4 2. b4#

C. 1… e4 or Bxc2 2. Nxe6#

D. 1… Kxd4 2. Bf2#

E. 1… Bxb2 2. Nb3#

August Puzzle:

FEN: 5R2/2pkn3/2p2Q2/2K5/8/8/8/8

White: King c5, Queen f6, Rook f8Black: king d7, knight e7, pawns c7 c6

White to play and mate in two. The solution will be published in the November issue.

Chris Ross