Puzzle of the Week #010

Welcome back chess fans – and what a response we had to our last Puzzle!

Everyone got the winning combo, but it was John White with the fastest response who takes the plaudits – well done John!

This week we have a classic mating puzzle. Black is clearly in the ascendency, but what is the quickest mating combination for the dark pieces? It’s Black to move… answers in the comments please *


*this is a reasonably well known puzzle, so if you’ve seen it before or think it’s too easy, please leave for others to try first :o)

And finally…

Today is the final day for our EarlyBird offer for an evening with GM Jon Speelman on February 26th.

The price goes up to £10 from tomorrow, so if you want to join the other 26 Hammers (and counting…) for the evening, please get in touch to secure your place: john.white49@ntlworld.com

It’s going to be a cracker!

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