Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 30, 2021

 from the Winnipeg Free Press

White to move and mate in 2 (Booth)

1. Qh1


Peakyfish said...

Isn't it mate in one with Queen e4?

Chess Manitoba said...

White is moving up the board.

Peakyfish said...

Thanks, I don't know much about chess and was basing my thoughts on the print version which has no coords

Chess Manitoba said...

The convention in published (in books for example) diagrams is that White is at the bottom unless otherwise stated. But I must say my brain was playing tricks on me when I was saw this problem, as the Black pawns are so far advanced, it does look like Black is moving up the board !