Puzzle of the Week #006

Okay, okay… it’s been slightly longer than a week, but we have been extra busy in the meantime raising loads of money for charity!

First things first, our winner from last time… Well, it was a difficult puzzle that’s for sure. After several people had a crack at it, I can confirm that the winner was…. Matteo! (1. Bc6 Rb1+ 2. Ke2 Rxh1 3. Bg2+ Kxg2 4. Nf4+ Kg1 5. Ke1 g2 6. Ne2#) – Complimenti!

So to this week’s puzzle. There’s a tenuous link to Morphy with this one – Black to move this time, and solutions in the comments as usual please!

2 thoughts on “Puzzle of the Week #006”

  1. Hey! Nice puzzle, here’s the solution I think:
    … Qb5! (…Qa6 seems to work too), then White has some choices:

    1) 2.Qxb5 Bxf3+! – 3.Rxf3 Rg1#
    2) 2.Qe1 (or 2.Qd1, which ends the same way) Qxf1+ – 3.Qxf1 Bxf3+ (again!) – 4.Qxf3 Rg1#
    3) 2.c4 Qxc4! – and White is in the same situation as in the first line, the queen will be deviated and White cannot defend both “f3” and “g1” at the same time.

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