24 February, 2013

Solution to Problem : RB Wormald -1867

Here's the solution for the problem from last week...

Quite straightforward.

The Black King is practically in mate, and if the Queen was out of the way, f4 would deliver it.

So, the solution is to remove the Queen with Rxe2 ?

Well, no  In practical terms, ie in a game, that will work, although mate will take longer.

To solve in two, its simply Be4. No matter what Black plays, a mate can be delivered.

Be4 wins !