The Gazette - August 2021

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.

Gray Matter Test

These puzzles are selected by Graham Lilley from the website http://www.wtharvey.com, which contains many puzzles that challenge you to find a win from a position in a real game.

May 2021 Puzzle

Magnus Carlsen vs Per Manne, Bergen, 2002

6k1/3n1ppp/ppr2n2/8/P2B4/1P2N1P1/4rP1P/3R1RK1

White: King g1, Rooks d1 and f1, Bishop d4, Knight e3, Pawns a4, b3, f2, g3 and h2

Black: king g8, rooks c6 and e2, knights d7 and f6, pawns a6, b6, f7, g7 and h7

White to move and win.

Solution: Bxf6

August 2021 Puzzle

Magnus Carlsen vs Can Arduman, Rethymnon, 2003

2R1b1k1/N4p1p/5np1/8/8/2N4P/Pr4P1/7K

White: King h1, Rook c8, Knights a7 and c3, Pawns a2, g2 and h3

Black: king g8, rook b2, bishop e8, knight f6, pawns f7, g6 and h7

White to move and win. The solution will appear in the November gazette.