Friday, 25 January 2013

Three-way chess

Only three people turned up to play chess at the Ipswich Club recently.   But that didn't put them off:


(l. to r.) - Silas Peck, Les Jones, Ken Lunn

Silas was the only person to submit a correct answer to the puzzle from a few days ago, as follows:

1. Ne3+   Ke2  2. Bxh2   Kxe3  3. Kh8   Bd5   4. g8Q   Bxg8   5. Bg1!   Now ...fxg1Q or R is stalemate.   If ...Bd5, then Bxf2+.



7 comments:

  1. 1st: Silas Peck - 4
    2nd: Les Jones - 1½
    3rd: Ken Lunn - ½


    R1
    Ken Lunn 0 - 1 Silas Peck
    Silas Peck 1 - 0 Les Jones
    Les Jones ½ - ½ Ken Lunn

    R2
    Silas Peck 1 - 0 Ken Lunn
    Les Jones 0 - 1 Silas Peck
    Ken Lunn 0 - 1 Les Jones

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    1. Silas, in the photo it looks as if you're a knight to a pawn down against Les. But you still managed to win?!

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  2. One of those black pawns must be a black bishop...

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    1. Definitely not. I've blown up the photo 250% and all six are pawns.

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  3. I remember that game and I never went down in material. There should be a black bishop on that board somewhere...

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  4. Actually, I remember now. There's a black knight hiding behind the white knight.

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