The Gazette - February 2020

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Edited by Julie Leonard
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Puzzles Selected by Chris

November Puzzle


FEN: 5QKB/2P5/8/3k4/8/1R4N1/8/8

White:king g8, queen f8, rook b3, bishop h8, knight g3, pawn c7Black: king d5

White to play and mate in two.

Solution: 1. Ne4 A: 1 … Ke6 2. Qf7#B: 1 … Kc4 2. Qf7#C: 1 … Kc6 2. Qd6#D: 1 … Kxe4 2. Qf3#

February Puzzle

Serafimovic 2018

FEN: 1N1b1r2/3R1PB1/4k1P1/4N2R/8/1n2n3/6b1/4QK1

White king g1, queen f1, rooks d7 & h5, bishop g7, knights b8 & e5, pawns g6 & f7

Black king e6, rook f8, bishops d8 & g2, knights b3 and e3

White to play and mate in two. The solution will appear in the May issue.

Chris Ross