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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s going to be a cracker!