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
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.
August 2021 Puzzle
Magnus Carlsen vs Can Arduman, Rethymnon, 2003
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.