Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Christmas tree problems

A Merry Christmas to all our readers!   What better day than to pose a couple of traditional Christmas tree problems?   Because of obvious design limitations such problems are never too difficult, but these may test you for a few minutes:

It's White to play and mate in two (in both problems)


  1. 1. Nxc4
    dxc4 Qxc4#
    Re5 Rxe5#
    Rxe3 Qxe3#
    fxg4 Qxg4#
    2. f8=N+ Kxf6(forced)


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