Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A Merry mate

Playing in the 4NCL Division 1 on Sunday, Alan Merry was easily beating fellow IM Richard Bates when the following position was reached (Richard had just played ...e4, attacking the rook.)

Alan played the obvious Rd6+ and Richard replied Ke5??

Alan's next move is very obvious too, but it's a pleasing checkmate anyway.

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