Saturday, June 27, 2009

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - June 20, 2009

From the Saturday Winnipeg Free Press

White to Mate in 3 (Wurzburg)

I accidentally noticed the solution on my computer before completing my analysis, but I was heading in the right direction.
1. Qa3 - keeps the K off the third and sets up mates with Bd3
1...Kb1 2.Nc4 Nxc4 3. Bd3#
1...Na4 2.Nc4
1...Kd2 2. Qxb2+ Ke1 3. Nd3#

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Unfortunately, Qa3 loses to the patented Gibbons Knight-Bishop Nxa3...