Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cecil's Saturday Puzzle - July 29, 2017

from the Winnipeg Free Press
White to mate in 2 (Loyd)
(The Free Press diagram has an additional  white rook on c5 which provides for a trivial mate in one)


Anonymous said...

The solution is 1.Re1!

if the rook on a2 moves, Nb2#
If d6 pawn moves Nc5#
If knight on c2 moves Qb4#
If 1...b2 Qb4# due to the pin on the c2 knight

Black apparently has no checks at his/her disposal.
- Isaac W

Anonymous said...

Re1 allows for e5+ and there's no mate in 2

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