Another Monday, another puzzle of the week. But first, to last week’s winner.
It was a really nice puzzle from Carsten, and indeed, one which he saw live – or more precisely, the post-mortem just after the game had finished, whith White still looking shell shocked! Mortensen – Karlsson, Esbjerg, 1998:
20… Rxf3 (so White can’t play Ne1 protecting c2)
21. Rxf3, Nb4 and white resigned due to 22… axb4 (or cxb4), Ba4 with mate in max 4 moves.
Very pleasing, and I think John White takes the plaudits this time. Well done, John!
To this week’s puzzle then – one point for the correct solution, and a bonus point to anyone who can say why we chose this game: