Monday, October 28, 2013

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - October 19, 2013

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Mansfield)
This may be cooked.
1. Ng6 and
1. Qh6 apparently are valid.
and Steve additionally points out that 1.Ng2 works also.

Update: Nov 2.  I have tracked down the original problem, published in the American Chess Bulletin, 1942. The pawn on g3 should be a bishop.
White to mate in 2 (Mansfield)


Anonymous said...

1. Ng6

... Bxg6 2. h4++

... any 2. Bxf4++


Anonymous said...

Hmm, I thought this problem has two solutions, I was wrong.
1.Ng2 also works, so does 1.Qh6+

Anonymous said...


Ng2 and Ng6 both lose to the same idea of Bd1+ making white take an extra move.

Qh6! is the only idea that works.

.. Kxh6 2. Bxf4++
.. Kxh4 2. Qf6++

As I thought, my calculations could use some work :)


Chess Manitoba said...

1. Ng6 still works.
2. Bc2#

Anonymous said...

1.Ng2 does work.
1...Bf7+ 2.Be6++
1...Bd1+ 2.Bc2++
1...Bxe8 2.Qh4++
All other moves met with either Bxf4++ or with h4++