Slightly later than planned (apologies – Bank Holiday weekend, and on-going preparations for the Charity Event on 29th April – volunteers still required!!), we return to Puzzle of the Week!
After some light heckling on the apparent easiness of last week’s effort, I can confirm that first prize goes to Paul “can you keep the noise down” Kennelly – well done Paul!
Nobody got the reason as to why it was chosen, however. It was in fact a tribute to American GM Art Bisguier, who died earlier this month. The position was from one of his best known games, Bisguier-Larsen, Zagreb 1965, White to move and win. Not very difficult, granted, but quite aesthetically pleasing! Solution Mainline:
Rxf6! Bxf6, Bg7! Bxg7, Qh7#, or Bxg5, Qh8#
Larsen played Bh8 to avoid this but was mated a few moves later anyway. The whole game is worth a look.
So to this week, and a puzzle chosen by our GM-slaying member Marios (heckle in his direction if you find it too easy!). He has said: “Its beauty is matched only by its difficulty!!“. White to move, answers in the comments please…