Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - May 10, 2008

Cecil's Saturday Winnipeg Free Puzzle - May 10, 2008

Loveday - White to mate in 3

Let's see - if it was Black to move, b4 is forced. So let's go 1. Kb2 then ...b4.
Let's try a theme from last problem - 2. g5 (blocking the bishop) Kf4 and the king runs away.

Is there another way to block the bishop without changing the features of the position ?
Hmm, only the rook could possibly block the bishop. The bishop is only controlling one diagonal.

1.Bc1 b4 now we have to give the king a move. 2.Rd2 Kf4 3. Rd4 mate

By the way, Cecil has recently published a book, "Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada".

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