Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - December 20, 2008

From the Winnipeg Free Press

White to Mate in 3 (Jacobs)

My intial impulse was 1. Qd5+ cd5 2.Bc3 mate, but it is not mate. But that little exercise highlighted that White's c4 is the weak spot.
I tried several moves - Qf6, Qe6 but didn't get too far. I should have thought more about c4.
The answer is 1. Qf4 !
I'll post a few of the lines in a few days.

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