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It is unlikely that whoever first formulated the rules of chess on the banks of the Ganges long ago foresaw the emergence of chess problems as an absorbing pastime in their own right. However, in some ways chess problems have exercised an even wider fascination than the game itself, appealing as they do not only to chess players hut also to millions for whom the competitive game holds less attraction. Following hard on the heels of the previous four books in this popular series from Sterling Publishing - 200 Classic Chess Puzzles (1993)., 200 Challenging Chess Puzzles (1995)., 200 Demanding Chess Puzzles (1996), 200 Intriguing Chess Puzzles (1996) and - the present volume, 200 Perplexing Chess Puzzles (1997), is a collection of some more of the most ahsorhing chess problems ever devised.

The object in chess., of course, is to trap, or checkmate, the opponent's King into a check from which it cannot escape., thus bringing the game to a victorious conclusion. 200 Perplexing Chess Puzzles is a collection of gripping., grueling, and teethgrating end games in which a checkmate, or mate, is required in two., three., four, or more moves. Shown the illustration of a board with chess pieces in fixed positions, it"s up to you to determine how to take the King in a given number of moves. What's more., if you're to solve the puzzle successfully, you have to take the part of both players., seeing the game from the point of view of both Black and White. In these riveting chess puzzles, you'll he forced to play the end game both aggressively and defensively, keeping the pieces of both opponents concentrated in logical cooperation until you can say with certainty, "the King is dead," the literal meaning of the Persian shah mat., from which the term "checkmate'" derives.

200 Perplexing Chess Puzzles is intended for both the player with only an elementary understanding of the game and for the more advanced player who wishes to test his skill. Since the end game is the most important phase of chess, and a good end-game player can vanquish the opening or middle-game specialist., concentrating on these brilliant puzzles will not only provide hours of brain-teasing fun, hut may help you to he a hetter endgame player and enable you to enjoy the challenging endings and therefore chess to the full. Included in the puzzles are Pawn endings, Queen endings., Queen and Pawn endings, Rook and Pawn endings, and minor piece endings. 200 Perplexing Chess Puzzles, all culled from award-winning chess problems from the past., forces you to play end games that are full of excitement, color., brilliance, and subtlety. And, if you're stumped., or even if you're not, the solutions appear in the hack of the hook.

A word or two about these solutions is in order. First, the shorthand used to descrihe chess play in these pages is a modified form of standard Descriptive (or English) Notation, with a dash ( ) indicating moves (e.g. P K4) and an x indicating captures (e.g. Q x B). Such abbreviations as ch, db ch., and dis ch (check, double check, and discovers [reveals] check) are obvious, while the beginner may, perhaps, need to be reminded that e.p. stands for a capture en passant.

Second, since many of the puzzles allow for more than one solution, alternative solutions frequently more than one are offered. These alternative solutions and moves are indicated by asterisks (*, **, or ***).

Finally, several of the puzzles are not only tricky in their own right, but tricky by design that is, while the correct solution might call for, say., four moves, you might in fact give mate in only three. The challenge lies in finding the stipulated number of moves, even if there is an easier way! With this caveat in mind., enjoy these 200 classic chess challenges to the full.

PUZZLE No.1 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 2 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

II

PUZZLE No.3 PUZZLE No.5

Black Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 4 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves •.

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_.- - - - ....----. -- _" - ._I.._-"- - ... -_. -_._- .. - - _. - -

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 6 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

13

PUZZLE No. 7 Black

_ . .

-- --- ----------------. ,. __ ... _

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 8 Black

-_._ . - - -

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

14

PUZZLE No. 9 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 10 Black

1..1
tll J
I ..
T ~
:1 White

White to play and mate in four moves.

15

PUZZLE No. 11 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 12 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

16

PUZZLE No. 13 Black

..

White

White to play and maie in four moves.

PUZZT.E No. 14 Black

I.... .

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

17

PUZZLE No. 15 Black

J, 1.
Ll...l...L

J: --.
:1 .. I.. .....~.~ I.r'". _ ••• _ •• _ ~.. -- •• --...____......_~_ ••• "-_ __

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 16 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

18

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PUZZLE No. 17 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 18 Black

-______.._-------~ .. ~- .

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

19

PUZZLE No. 19 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 20 Black

PUZZLE No. 21 Black

~ ~
II I •
1.
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J White

White to play and mate in six moves.

20

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No~ 22 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

21

PUZZLE No. 23 Black

-.- '1 II l T I _I T -.

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 24 Black

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%/~,~ W!/}1;~ ~~~ ~ ~

,,~,,0* ~~WA V~~ z %.~

,- .'-~ , .~- -- ~--. =+.. -.---~ --_- ~------

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

22

PUZZLE No. 25 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 26 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

23

PUZZLE No. 27 Black

,.T
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T T
.. White

White or Black to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 28 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

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PUZZLE No. 29 Black

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 30 Black

. .

• - ... - - • __ - - _._ __ I .&...1. _.. ...... ._.._.__ • P...... ...-. _ ......

. ~~- ~_ --. _._ '-'-'-'--

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

25

PUZZLE No. 31 Black

- .................. _-.

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 32 Black

--........ ._ _ •• - - • _..... 22iiiiZIs::a -...--_ ''_'P ...

'------

_. ----_.. __ ... -

-..............-~ - -- ... -. - --_........_._._.-....

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

26

PUZZLE No. 33 Black

•• -. I.

"Ji !l
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T _l
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] White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No~ 34 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

27

PUZZLE No. 35 Black

PUZZLE No. 37 Black

- _.. ... . .

..

.... ... .... ala: - ......... r - __ - .......... - - ... .-.... .. ..

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 36 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 38 Black

White

White to play and male in five moves.

28

White-

White to play and male in four moves.

29

PUZZLE No. 39 Black

PUZZLE No. 41 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 40 Black

. ... . ... _. .. .. - ....... .......

w~ ~~

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 42 Black

White

White to play and male in four moves.

30

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

31

PUZZLE No. 43 Black

- . _.

PUZZLE No. 45 Black

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

PUZZLE No. 44 Black

White

White to play and mB;te in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 46 Black

. . ... .......... _--=.__ = ... _ ... "r-T" TI~ - • __ .- • _. I • - •

White

White to play and win.

32

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

33

PUZZLE No. 47 Black

Wrute

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 48 Black

• "'I
Ll ..I-=:I
I _l
I. I
... White

White to play and mate in five moves.

34

PUZZLE No. 49 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves .

PUZZLE No. 50 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

35

PUZZLE No. 51 Black

PUZZLE No. 53 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 52 Black

..

, ....

....... .-__. ...........

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

36

. 1 "... - . _. . .. _. • I •• -.-

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 54 Black

. - .... , ~ ~ -~.-.----------~-~.--

TT
:L I I
--rT
T T
..... While

White to play and mate in five moves.

37

PUZZLE No. 55 Black

PUZZLE No. 57 Black

- ... - - - .. - - --_. - _. - - - ..

I

j

I

I

I .

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 56 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

38

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 58 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

39

PUZZLE No~ 59 Black

PUZZLE No. 61 Black

..... I:
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.I .l
T
.. White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

PUZZLE No. 60 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

40

• • I • _. •

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 62 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

41

PUZZLE No. 63 Black

PUZZLE No. 65 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 64 Black

•• _ ..... "'1...1... ._. _---1 __ .1_-, - __ .,_.... . '_.-' -_ ..... - - - --- _.

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 66 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

42

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

43

PUZZLE No. 67 Black

PUZZLE No~ 69 Black

I 'I:

CT I T I 1 _. -.

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 68 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

44

'. ... ":' - -

White

White to play and mate with KKtP in six

moves.

PUZZLE No. 70 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

45

PUZZLE No. 71 Black

PUZZLE No. 73 Black

.....___ ....... ua d

. - -- - _. _.. . - -- ....... - ........ - - .... ... - - . - - . . ... .. _. . .

,.. ........

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 72 Black

t

+

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 74 Black

While

White to play and mate in four moves.

46

• •

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

47

PUZZLE No. 75 Black

- White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 76 Black

PUZZLE No. 77 Black

White

White to play and male in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 78 Black

. "-- --- ------- ....... ........_- .. -- .. _--- ...... _ .. - .- ._._-_. . .

...

...

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

48

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

49

PUZZLE No. 79 Black

PUZZLE No. 81 Black

While

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 80 Black

- - _.. - _. - - - . _.. . . -- - - - .- _. -- - -......... ,.,

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

50

..

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 82 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

51

PUZZLE No. 83 Black

PUZZLE No. 85 Black

• _ w ••• $_ •

5 , l & _ ., _L.ath • .. •

While

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 84 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 86 Black

IM4Z •• ~. IIIf: .7' & _~ -.-, •• __ = ....... ~ ..

•• rd. ••• -

51 •••••

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

52

53

PUZZLE No. 87 Black

PUZZLE No. 89 Black

I I

I ,

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 88 Black

~----------------------""'''-''''~I

.~ .

.

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White

White to play and mate in eight moves.

54

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White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 90 Black

.:

.... ... _. I • """T • • _.

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

55

PUZZLE No. 91 Black

....... 1M........ -I!L& llIL1fl ....... ~...... $ "'"., 44#_ F 4.._ V I J • P •••

PUZZLE No. 93 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 92 Black

h 4 a CD.' 2'. , ."44 r~A au a UPI,.. • 1

, 1._

White

White to play and mate with P in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 94 Black

....

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White ·

White to play and mate in three moves.

56

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~~~
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White

White to play and mate with P in four moves.

57

PUZZLE No. 95 Black

,

.5 ., .rEl

.7 ••••

w,,~

.~ ~ ~~'

"

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• • 1 •• , •• a 4 (

$

PUZZLE No. 97 Black

White

White to play and ~ate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 96 Black

White

White to play and mate in ten moves.

PUZZLE No~ 98 Black

White

White to play and mate with P in six moves.

58

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••••

,-

WI • PI. _ • L •••

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

59

PUZZLE No. 99 Black

PUZZLE No. 101 Black

White

White to play and mate in fIfteen moves.

PUZZLE No. 100 Black

.. ..

..

b ... =

~

White

White to play and mate with KtP in five moves.

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 102 Black

...

White

White to play and mate in eight moves.

60 61

• •• - I •• _.... _. _. •

PUZZLE No. 103 PUZZ~E No. 105

Black Black

_ i q & or .... _. $~'. IE Mo.; l.l 3 _ I 4

• I _ ., -. &1. F

F

• , 11. • ¢lIII

• 1

• _ n

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 104 Black

White

White to play and mate with P in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 106 Black

"_ - ._._

White

White to take all Black's P's with KKtP and Dl8 te with same P in thirteen :m.oves

62

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

63

PUZZLE No. 107" Black

PUZZLE No. 109 Black

PUZZLE No. 110

~ ~---....-.-- .......... ~ Black ~_............------....__,

White

White forces Black to mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 108 Black

White

White to play and mate with P in eight moves.

64

"

.. . .. __ ... ._. I. . ." r I •• ••• _. • •• ~. or· •••• - ••

White

White to play and mate with P in thirteen moves, losing all his men in play except K and that P.

White

White to play and mate with RP in nine moves.

65

PUZZLE No~ III Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 112 Black

._ r..-. _=

rr.. • 1&

••

White

White to play and compel Black to mate in six moves.

66

PUZZLE No. 113 Black

,~ I

.l. -....:::......:;;;.:.:......:.....-..;- ..... ---.~. ~- .~. ;,,;,..-- ~.......;.-~.-- - - ........ -- ~-.--- ........ - .~- .. J:;; __ ~ ...... ~ _.~

~ - • ~ - - - _. .. --- - .... - -. - p ~ - - • _. - -::-""':""....__ __ • ...:..:...,_. n_ • - - _ .. - -. __ .. b

White

White to play and mate in four moves,

, checking every move and forcing Black to do the same.

PUZZLE No. 114 Black

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

67

PUZZLE No. 115 Black

White

White to play and mate with P in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 116 Black

PUZZLE No. 117 Black

White

White ,to U1ay and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 118 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

68

• I

...

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

69

PUZZLE No. 119 Black

PUZZLE No. 121 Black

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 120 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

70

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 122 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

71

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PUZZLE No. 125 Black

I 1'" - ...... _:.:. s .

.... " ~ "" "'-41' I~

. r .......... {' .... ,.

. ~ite

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 124 Black

.....

Whi White

te to play and mate' fi

In rve moves.

72

....... .......------- .....

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 126 Black

....

_ "T" •

._._ _"T"_' _ ...... _

---......--..----

__ ... III... ¥

-

. ~ite

WhIte to play and mate In £

lour moves.

73

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PUZZLE No. 127 Black

+

PUZZLE No. 129 Black

.~. ,

_... -- .. - - . . - - -_. - . ... ... -_._. - - - - --

....... _ .. _. ~~~-----..-

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 128 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

74

_.. • _. • _. • • • .' I P •

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 130 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

75

PUZZLE No. 131 Black

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

PUZZLE No. 132 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

76

-.--- --.......--- ----- ----- ~ - - -

PUZZLE No. 133 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 134 Black

White

White to play and mate ill four moves.

77

PUZZLE No. 135 Black

PUZZLE No. 137 Black

White

White to play and male in eight moves.

PUZZLE No. 136 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 138 Black

White

White to play and mate in nine moves.

78

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

79

PUZZLE No. 139 Black

I -:I
LJ I 1
..l.J
...... .L White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 140 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

80

PUZZLE No. 141 Black

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 142 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

81

,

PUZZLE No. 143 Black

PUZZLE No. 145 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 144 Black

...... m

...... , ..........

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

PUZZLE No. 146 Black

. ill

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

82

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

83

PUZZLE No. 147 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 148 Black

PUZZLE No. 149 Black

,

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 150 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

84

" l1li&. _0- • __ .......... _..._

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

85

PUZZLE No. 151 Black

PUZZLE No. 153 Black

... .

II:~ ~

• • ...I. ..

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 152 Black

~

White

White to play and male in six moves.

86

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 154 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

87

PUZZLE No. 155 Black

,

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 156 Black

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

88

..

PUZZLE No. 157 Black

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 158 Black

White

White to play and mate in eight moves ..

89

PUZZLE No. 159 Black

PUZZLE No. 161 Black

__ '1""1' •• _.'" .1- - ... -- .

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

PUZZLE No. 160 Black

...

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 162 Black

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

90

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

91

PUZZLE No. 163 Black

PUZZLE No. 165 Black

..

+

..... _-- .. - --- 'I

White

While to play and male in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 164 Black

While

White to play and mate'in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 166 Black

...

"

White

White to play and male in two moves.

White

Black to play and win.

92

93

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PUZZLE No. 167 Black

White on White

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h both K an. ight moves.

Black to C d mates m e

to play an 68

PUZZLE No. isa ~

Black _

UZZLE No. 169

P Black

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White . fi e moves. dmatem IV

White to play an

95

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White f, moves.

and mate in our

White to play

94

White. h ee moves. d mate In t r

White to play an N }70

PUZZLE o. Black

PUZZLE No. 171 Black

..

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 172 Black

. .

'1,..(l...J'i

.. J
... l-
II:. • I
I ...
I.:&
II :II White

White to play and mate in five mo~e8.

96

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PUZZLE No. 173 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 174 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

97

PUZZLE No. 175 Black

- ....

PUZZLE No. 177 Black

___ ;;;;; ; = ... _u.u ~ ~ - .. - ._-

.... ..

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 176 Black

White

White to compel Black to stalepmate him in eight moves.

PUZZLE· No. 178

Black

t

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.

1

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White

White to play and mate in six moves.

98

While

White to play and mate in seven moves.

99

PUZZLE No. 179 Black

i

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White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 180 Black

PUZZLE No. 181 Black

I

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

100

• -......_.. -'1- _. - •• ••

•• • - ..... - - •• I"'" • ••

White

Wbite to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 182 Black

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

101

PUZZLE No. 183 Black

PUZZLE No. 185 Black

.. - .... __ ....... _- -.-

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 184 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 186 Black

...

I .

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

102

103

PUZZLE No. 187 Black

PUZZLE No. 189 Black

I -- ........

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• ,

White

White to play and mate in five moves ...

PUZZLE No. 188 Black

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 190 Black

..

White

White to play and mate in seven moves.

104

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

105

PUZZLE No. 191 Black

PUZZLE No. 193 Black

i

I .

I

I

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

PUZZLE No. 192 Black

...

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 194 Black

-~~--- .. -- .--~

White

White to play and mate in four moves.

106

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

107

PUZZLE No. 195 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

PUZZLE No. 196 Black

PUZZLE No. 197 Black

White

White to play and mate in six moves.

108

White

White to play and mate in five moves.

PUZZLE No. 198 Black

,

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

109

PUZZLE No. 199 Black

",

White

White to play and mate in three moves.

PUZZLE No. 200 Black

~ .....
~ _I _I
1. _.
...I :I.
~ White

White to play and mate in three moves.

110

. PU1ZI-IE No.1

WHITE

1. KtxQBP 2.B-Q3

3. R KB4 (ch)

4. KP mates

PUZZI4E No. 4.

WHITE

1. Q-K3

2. BxB

3. Q-Q2 (eh)

4. Q-KB4 (ch)

5. P K4 (eh)

6. Q Q6. Mate

PU1Zl .. E No.5 WHITE

I. B x P (ch) 2. Q QRI

3. R covers (dis ch) 4 .. R KB5 (eh)

5. Kt checkmates

PUZZlJE No.6

WHITE

1. Kt KR6 (eh)

2. Q-KR7 (ch)

3. B-Q5 (eh)

4. Q KB5 (eh)

5. P K4 (eh) Mate

BUCK

P-QB4 (hest) R- K3 (best) K-K5

K-Q4 RxKP

BUCK KBPDloves PxB PxR

PUZZI4E No.2

WHITE

1. R KBS

2. R KB6 (eh)

3. B-QB4 (eh)

4. Kt-QKt6. Mate

BlACK

Q or R x Q(best) K Q4

KxB*

Px B (best) Q KKt8 (ch) (best)

Q x Q (best) RxR

BLACK PxKt K .. K3

K x B (best) Q-K4

PU72I4E No.3 •

WHITE BLACK
I. Kt-Q6 R· KRI (best)
PUZZI .. E No.7
2. RxQ P-QB5 (best)
" WHITE BLACK
3~ R QKtI and
I. Kt-QB5
KxB
playas Black can ,
2. Kt-Q7 K R3
White will check it
3. Kt K5 P KKt3
with Kt at QKt8 or
4. Kt mates
K5, mating with R
next move.
• *3.

4. Kt Q6 .. Mate

K -KS

Note: This puzzle is clever and leads to many ingenious combinations. There is a very commonplace solution, however, which follows:

1. R Q6 (ch)

2. Q x QKtP (eh)

3. Q x R and mates next move,

K B2 (best) R-"K2

113

....... -- ............... -

PU1.ZIAE No.8

WHITE

1. Q QB3 (ch)

2. Q B5 (ch)

3. Q-- K3 (ch)

4. Q x P (ch)

5. Q-Q6

6. Q Q3. Mate

PU7Z1AE No.9

WHITE

i. R from Kt5 Q5

2. Kt KKt5 (ch)

3. Kt K3 (ch)

4. Kt K6 (ch)

. 5. B-QR5. Mate

PUZZIAE No. 10

WHITE

1. B QB4

2. QPmoves

3. K x Kt

4. R x B. Mate

PU1D .. E No. 11

WHITE

I .. Q x B (ch)

2. QKt 86

3. QR x Q

4. R KB8 (ch)

5. R x R. Mate

PUlZlAE No. 12 WHITE

1. Kt-QI (ch)

2. Kt Q5 (dis ch)

3. P Q4 (ch)

4. Q K4 (ch)

5. R KKT5. Mate

BLACK

R QKt6 R Kt5 R QKt6 K QKt5 K QKt6

BLACK

R x R (hest) KxR KxQP

K QB6

BLACK

Kt KKl4 KBP moves

B Q4

BLACK

K x Q (best) QxKKt QR.- QKt2 R QKtl

BLACK K Q5

K K4 (best) BxP

PxQ

114

PUZZI .. E No. 13

WHITE

1. K-QB4

2. Q KB5 (ch)

3. Q KBl (ch)

4. Q-Q3 .. Mate

*1.

2. Q-QR6 (ch)

3. K-Q4

4. Q Q3. Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 14

-

WHITE

1. B KB4 (ch)

2. R K3

3. K x Kt

4. B-QB7

5. K 86

6. P queens (ch) 7~ R K5. Mate

*3.

4. K 86

5. P queens (ch)

6. R K5 (ch)

7. R KB5. Mate

PU12I,E No. 15 WHITE

l. B QB7

2. R x QP (dis ch)

3. R mates

BLACK

K B7* K moves K moves

K R7 or R8 K Ktl

K-· B7

BLACK

K Q4 (best) Kt KB2 (best) P-QR7*

Kt QI (ch)

Kt 83 (best) KtxQ

Kt- QI (ch) Kt B30rK3 KtxQ Kmoves

BLACK

K R7 (best) Kmoves

PUZZl4E No. 16

WHITE

I. Qx R (ch) 2. BxQ 3.P-Q4

4. P Q5

5. B-QB3

6. B-Q2. Mate

BUCK QxQ

P K3* P KB5 PxP P-Q5

*2. 3.P-Q4 4.P-Q5

5. B-QB3, etc.

P KB5 P K3 PxP

PUZZI .. E No. l7

WHITE

1. Q KB6

2. Qx Rat 85

3. P Kt5 (ch)

4. Q x Q or B. Mate

BUCK

Q KR7*

Q or B checks

Q or B x P (ch)

*Black cannot take the Q, either on its first or second move, without being immediately mated by the Kt. If Black plays 1. Q K7, orl. Q KR7, White checks with its Q at QB3, and mates in two more moves.

PU1ZlAE NO. 18

WHITE

1. R K4 (cb)

2. Kt KKt5 (ch)

3. Kt KR3 (ch) 4.B-QB6

BLACK

K 86 KxKt

K 86 B-QR4or B 85 (ch) *

5. R QKt4 or R x B (dis ch)

* If Back plays Kt QB5 (ch) White replies with R x Kt (mate). If Black plays Kt K6, then R KB4 (mate). Finany, if Black plays Kt or R KB5, then R x Kt or R (mate)

115

PU1ZI,E No. 19

WHITE

1. Q-KB3 (ch)

2. QKt QB4 (ch)

3. KKt K6 (eh)

4. Q-QKt3. Mate

PUZZIAE No. 20 WHITE

1. R QRI

2. Rx RP(ch)

3. P QKt6

4. R- KB7

5. R-QR7 (ch)

6. P males

*1.

2. P QB5

3. R--·KB7 (ch)

4. P x KtP, mating next move

BLACK

K .. K4

K-Q5 KxQKt

BLACK

P QKt3* PxR

R KKt4 (hest) B-QKtl

BxR

K R2

P QKt3 (hest) K Rl

PUZZI .. E No. 21

WHITE BLACK

I. Kt from KB5 Q4 P QB4

2. Kt QB6 (ch) K K3

3. Kt x QBP. Mate

PUlZl4E No. 22

WHITE

1. Q-QB4 (ch)

2. Kt QKt2 (ch)

3. K B5

4. B K3. Mate

BLACK KxQ K Q5

Any move

PUZZI .. E No. 31 PUZZI.,E No. 36

PU1ZI~E No. 27
PUZZLE No. 23 BLACK
WHITE BLACK WHITE

WHITE BLACK WHITE BLACK 1. B-QB5 P Q7 I. B-KBI K K8


I.K QBI K Kt6 1. R Q8 R from R4 .. R3* 2. Kt _rKB2 K Kt8 2. B-KR3 K Q8



2~ Kl B2 P R6 2. R x QBP RfromRI R2 3. Kt Kt4 (Dis ch) K 88 3. B-Q7 K K8


3. RxP.Mate 3. B-QKt3 Any move 4. Kt KR2. Male 4. Kt KB3 (ch) K B80rK Q8


4.R B6. Mate 5. B mates
Note: In this puzzle, by placing the White K on its own square, the position is very much improved, and mate can still he effected in three

BLACK RPxB* KxB

P Kt5

B-Q2 BxR

*1.

2. R B6 (ch)

3. Kt B7. Mate

PUZZI~E No. 32
WIIITE BLACK PUZZI~E No. 37

1. Kl Q5 K KI WHITE BLACK
2. R QB8 K-Q2 i. K Kt6 K R6
3. Kt QKt6 (ch) K K3 .2. K Kt5 K R7
4.R-QB6 P B4 3~ Kt KB1 (ch) K R6
5. P Mates 4. Kt 84. Mate
moves.

Note: Black has other moves, but in each the mate is still inevitahle in the given number of moves.

PU12I .. E No. 24 WHITE

I. B-KR4

2. B-KKt5

3. K-QBS

4. R mates

BLACK K-Q3 K K3 K K4

PUln4E No. 28

WHITE

1. Kt Q6 (ch)

2. P KB3 (ch)

3. R 84 (ch)

4. B or Kt mates

BLACK QxKt PxP KtorQxR

PU1Z1AE No. 33

WHITE

1. P KKl6

2. R-Q7 3~ R mates

PU121~E No. 38

WHITE

1. B-QKt5

2. B-KKt5 (ch)

3. Kx KP

4. Kt mates

BLACK KxKt B-Kt2

PU1Zl"E No. 25 WHITE

l. R KB2 (ch)

2. P KKt4 (ch)

3. P QB4 (dis ch)

4. R--K6 (ch)

5. Kt Q7. Mate

according to Black OJ s last move,

BLACK

P x R (best) KxKP RxB

RxR

• K2
*1 . K


2. BxQBP K-Q1**
PUZZI~E No. 34 3. Kt Q5 K QBl



PUZZI~E No. 29 WHITE BLACK 4. R · KR8. Mate


WHITE BLACK 1. Q K8 (ch) R x Q (best)

I. K QR8 P KR3 (best) 2. R-~ KRI QxR K Khl
**2.


2. K QKt8 P KR4* 3. B Ql (ch) QxB 3. R R8 (ch) K K2



3. Q mates 4~ R KR4 (ch) BxR 4. Mates

5. Kt- · KB4. Mate

*2. R moves
3. Q x KRP. Mate •
• •

WHITE 1. P Q7

BLACK

Kt from KBI x P (best)

2. Kt QR6 Kt QRl (best)

3. P KKt 4 QKt moves

4. Kt mates at QB5 or

QB7 according to which Kt Brack has played.

PU1Zl4E No. 39

WHITE

1. B x P (dis ch)

2. KBPx P

3. B moves (dis ch)

4. Kt mates

PUZZIIE No. 35

WHITE

1. Q-Q5 (ch)

2. P KB3

3. K Kt2

4. B-KKt3 (ch)

5. Kt mates

BLACK

K KK t3 (best) Any move

K B40rK R4

BlACK

K B5 (best) Px R (hest) BxQ

K 1m4

PU12IAE No. 30 WHITE

1. KB-K4

2. QB--Q4 3.B-K3

4. K-QB2

5. B-Q2. Mate

BLACK

P Q4 PxKB PxP P B7

116

117

PUZZI4E No. 40 WHITE

1. P Q5

2. Kt Q4 [ch)

3. Kt KB5

4. KB-QB2. Mate

PU7ZlJE No. 41

WHITE

1. R-Q5

2. K-QB8

3. B Q7. Mate

PU7Z1~E No. 42

WHITE

1. K Kt2

2. R-QRI (eh)

3. R-QR4

4. B-Q7 (eh) 5.B-K4

6. B mates

PU7.l14E No. 43 WHITE

I. Q-K8(ch)

2. Kt QBS (eb)

3. P KKt5 (ch)

4. Kt -K4 (eh)

5. B-QKt4 (eh)

6. ~KI (eh)

7. B x R. Male

*2.

3. B-K4 (eh)

4. Kt K2. Mate

BLACK KxKBP K-s KS KxKt

BLACK K-QB3 P-Q3

BUCK Kmoves Kmoves KxR P-QKt4 P KR8

BUCK

R x Q (best)

K 83* KxP

K RS (best)

R KKtl

R interposes

K-Q4 K-Q5

118

PU7Z1~E No. 44 WHITE

I. P K8 and

queens

2. Q-KR5 (ch)

3. Q KB5 (eh)

4. Q- KB3 (eh)

5. Q-QKt3 (eh),

BLACK

P QB8and queens

K-QB7 (best) K-Q8 (best) K-QB7

winning the Q, etc.

PU7Z1ttE No. 45

WHITE BLACK

I. Q-KB8 (eh) Q x Q

2. R x Q (ch) K Kt2

3. B-KR6 (eh) K x B

4. R KKt8 ( a Any move

beautiful coup de

repos)

5. R-KRS (eh)

6. P KKt5. Mate

PUZZLE No. 46

WHITE

I. R-Q5

2. Q-QKt7

3. Q-KR7

4. Q-KRI (ch)

5. B mates

BxR

BLACK

P QBS (best) P x R (best) QxKt*

RxQ

*3. P Q5

4. Kt K7 (eh]. Mate

PUl2J.E No. 47 WHITE

1. P KKt6 (ch)

2. Q KBS (ch)

3. KB-K4(ch)

4. Kt-Q3 (ch)

5. KRPxP

6. P KB5. Mate

BUCK KxP KxQ

K K4 KxB Any move

PU7ZI4E No. 48 WHITE

1. R K3

2~ P KKt7

3. R x Kt(ch)

4. RxKP(ch)

5. Kt x QBP. Mate

*2.

3 .. QKt Px P

4. R x Kt (eh)

5. R x Q, or Kt x P

PUZZl4E No. 49

WHITE

I. R-QB6 (ch)

2. Kl K5 (ch)

3. B .Q4 (ch)

4. Kt QB4 (ch)

5. R-Q6, takes P and mates

*4.

5. Kt mates

BLACK

Kt interposes (best)

·R KKtl * QPxR QxR

QPxQBP

R KKt I (best) QxR

BUCK KxR K-QKt3 P QB4 Q xKt*

KxP

PU7ZI;E No. 50

WHITE BUCK

I. Kt KR6 (ch) R x Kt

2. B-Q7 (ch) R KB4 (dis ch)

3. K-QKt5 (dis ch) P QB5 (dis ch)

4.R-QB5 Q-K3*

5. Q-Ql (eh) Q or R

interposes 6. Q x Q or Q x R. Mate

*4.

Black has many other modes of play here, but none which can prevent the mate

. ..

m SIX moves,

119

PU1ZlttE No. 51

WIIITE

16 Kt KB8

2. K K4

3. QB-K3

4. K -·84

5. K Kt4 (dis ch) Mate

PUl3J .. E No. 52

WHITE

I. Q- KKt6

2. Q x KRP (ch)

3. Q KB8 (eh)

4. Kt KB7 (ch)

5. Kt · ·KKtS (ch)

6. Q KR6 (ch)

7. Q xB. Mate

BLACK

P KR6 K Kt5 K R4 K R3

BLACK BxKB* B KR2 B KKtl K, KR2

K KRI B KR2

* Any other play would allow White to IDa te on the next move,

PUZZI4E No. 53

WHITE

I. Kt K7 (ch)

2. Kt · KB5

3. K KR4

4. Q KKt2 (ch)

5. Q KKt4. Mate

PUZZI4E No. 54

WHITE

1. Kt KR5 (ch)

2. R Q5 (dis ch)

3. P x P (ch)

4. R KKtl

5. R-Ql .. Mate

BLACK K K5 PxP R K3 KxKt

BLACK

P x Kt (best) K K3 KxR

Any move

PU7Z1 .. E No. 55

WHITE

1. B KR2

2. R KB3

3. RxKBP

4. R-QR6

5. R x P (ch)

6. P mates

BUCK

B K2 (best)

R KKt4 (best) R-QBl (best) Kt-QKt6 (best) KtxR

PU7nAE No. 56

WHITE

1. K x P (dis ch)

2. K x R (dis ch)

3. K x Kt (dis ch)

4. KxR(disch) Mate

BUCK

KxKt K-Q5 (best) K-QB6

PU7Z1,E No. 57

WHITE

1. R x Kt (ch)

2. R-QB3 (ch) 3~ P Q4 (ch)

4. Kt.o-Q7 (ch)

5. Kt QB7

6. Q or Kt mates

BUCK K-QB4 (best) PxR

P x P (e.p.] R x Kt (best) Any move

PU7ZI4E No. 58

WHITE BLACK

1. B-QR6 KR KR5 (best)

2. R-QKt5 (ch) K B5

3. R-QKt8 (dis eh) K~ B4

4. Kt x P (ch) K 83

5. B-QKtS. Mate

120

PUZZI4E No. 59

WHITE BLACK

I. B Q5 (ch) Kt K3

2. R x Kt K moves

3.~B4 K B2

4. R K4 (dis ch) K Bl

5. B KKt8 Kx B

6.R ~ K RI

7. R mates

PUZZLE No. 60

WHITE

I. P-QB4 (ch)

2. R K3

3. QxQ

4. Kt from KR4 KB5

5. RxQB

6. Kt K7. Mate

BUCK PxP

Q KKt7 * B x Q (best)

BxKRP Any move

*2.

36 KKt KB5

4. PxQ

5. Kt K7. Mate

BxQ QxR Any move

PUlZl.~E No. 61

WHITE BUCK

1. Q-Q6 (ch) P x Q

2. R KB5 (ch) Kx R

3. Kt x P (ch) K moves

4. Kt QB4 (dbl ch) K moves

5. Kt KKt3. Mate

PU72IJE No. 62

WHITE

1. ~B6(ch)

2. R-QB5 (ch)

3. Kt K4

4. One of the Kts mates

BLACK PxB BxR Any move

PU7Z1 .. E No. 63

WHITE

1. Kt-QB6 (ch)

2. Kt Q5 (ch)

3. Kt K3 (ch)

4. RxB

5. Kt Ql. Mate

PU12l .. E No. btl.

WHITE

1. Q-KB2 (ch)

2. Kx QP

3. Q-Q4

4. Q-KR8. Mate

PUZZI~E No. 65

WHITE

1. Q. KKt6

2. K x Q (dis ch)

3. Kt R6 (ch)

4. Kt B7 (ch)

5. R KR8 (ch)

6. Kt mates

PU1ZlAE No. 66

WHITE

I. Q KI (ch)

2. Kt- QKt8 (ch)

3. P QR5 (ch)

4. Q KKt3. Mate

BLACK K-QB6 (best) K-QB5

K 86

Any move

BLACK

K Kt5 K KR4 K KR3

BLACK

Q x Q(hest) K Ktl

K RI

K· Ktl BxR

BLACK K-QR3 (best) K Kt3

K QB2

121

PUZZI.,E No. 67

WHITE

1. K KB6

2. Kt KB7

3. Kt Kt8 (ch)

4. K K7

5. R mates

PUZZl4E No. 68

WHITE

I. Q KR4 2. Q KR7 3.Q-K4

4. Q-QR8. Mate

PU1ZI .. E No. 69

WHITE

1. B-Q8 (ch)

2. Kt Q7

3. Kt K5

4. Kt KKt4

5. R KR3 (ch)

6. P KKt3. Mate

PU1ZIAE No. 70

WHITE

1. Kt K5

2. R KB3

3. Kt-Q3

4. Kt mates

BLACK K-Q4

K moves K moves Kmoves

BLACK K-QR3 K-QR4 K-QR3

BLACK

R -KKt4 p KR4

P KR3 PxKt PxR

BLACK

P moves P moves PxR

PU12I,E No. 71

WHITE

1. Q QB4

2. Q-KBI

3. Q KB8

4. Q-QKt8 (eh)

5. Kt Q7. Mate

BLACK

R -QR5 * KBP x P (best)

Kt KB2 (best) R-Q3

*1.

2. Q x Kt (ch)

3. Q-Q6 (ch)

4. B x R. Mate

Ktx Kt·* R-Q4 RxQ

** If P KB4, White plays Kt KKt4 (ch), etc.

PUZZIAE No. 72

WHITE

I. Q K7 (ch)

2. Q K5 (ch)

3. K-Q3

4. R mates

BLACK R-Q3

Q Q4 (best) Any move

PU7ZI4E No. 73

WHITE BLACK

1. B-K7 Kt x B (best)

2. Kt KB6 (ch) K-QI

3. Kt Q4 Kt KKt4

4. K-QKt7 Either Kt moves

5. Kt mates at the K6 orQB6

PUZZI .. E NO. 74

WHITE

I. B-QB3

2. B-QB6

3. B--QKt5

4. P K4 (ch)

5. P Q4. Mate

BlACK Kmoves Kmoves Kmoves Kmoves

122

PUlZ(,E No. 75

WHITE BUCK

I. Kt KB5 (ch) K-QB4

2. Kt-Q3(ch) K-Q4

3. P x Kt (ch) K x R

4. B-QB2, and mates by dis. ch. next move, no matter what Black plays.

...

PUZZI4E No. 76

WHITE

I. Kt Kt3 (ch) 2.Q-K8

3. Q K7

4. Kt or Q mates

BLACK

K K8 (best) P-QR4 Any move

PU72I,E No. 77 WHITE

1. B x B (ch)

2. R QB7

3. R KKt7

4. p.- Kt4 (ch)

5. P x R. Mate

BLACK

K x B (best)

Any move (for example, K x Kt) Any move

RxP

PUZZl~E No. 78

WHITE I. P Q4

2. K-QKt8

3. BxB

4. K-,Kt7

5. R mates

BLACK

B-K3 (ch)(hest) B Q2 (best) KxB

K-Q3

PUZZIAE No. 79

WHITE

1. R-QI

2. R Q3

3. P KB4. Male

BLACK P--QB6 PxR*

*Black has other modes of play, but none to prevent mate next move. If Black moves 8, R mates at Q5; if Kt is moved, White's Kt mates at Q7.

PUZZI .. E No. 80

WHITE

1. Q K3

2. Px P(ch)

3. Q mates

BUCK

P QB5 * ** *** KxP

*1.

2. Kt KB4 (ch)

3. Q mates

B-KB7 PxKt

**1.

2. Q-KKt5 (ch)

3. Kt mates

P KS B-KS

*··1.

2. P-QB4 (ch)

3. Q mates

B--KR7 P x Pe.p.

PUZZI,.E No. 81

WHITE

I. R-QB4

2. Q-K4 (ch)

3. R mates

BLACK Q-QS*

QxQ·* ***

* If Black mates any other move, "White mates next move.

**2. KxR

3. Q x Q. Mate

***2. Kx Q

3. RxQ.Mate

123

PU7Z1~E No. 82

WHITE

I. B-Q5 (dis ch)

2. Kt x B (ch)

3. K-Q2 4.R-QI

5. K K3 (dis ch).

Mate

*4.

5. K K3 (dis ch).

Mate

PU1Zl4E No. 83

WHITE

1. B-QKt7 (ch)

2. R-QB8 (ch)

3. Kt QB7. Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 84

WHITE

I. K KB7

2. Q KR8 (ch)

3. Q mates

PUZZIAE No. 85

WHITE I. R-Q7 2.Q-RS

3. RxRP

4. BxP(ch)

5. Q-R8.Mate

BLACK K K.4 K Q5 PxP

P checks *

KxB

BLACK RxB

R interposes

BUCK

R KR5 K KKl4

BLACK

R KKt

K to corner

R-QB1

Kmoves

PU12I.4E No. 86

WHITE

1. QB-QB5 (ch)

2. KB x Kt

3. K-QB7 (ch)

4. B x Q. Mate

PUZZI,E No. 87

WHITE

1. R KKt8 (ch)

2. Kt R5 (ch)

3. R - ·Kt6 (ch)

4. R x P. Mate

PU1ZIJE No. 88

WHITE

1. Q Q8 (ch)

2. QKt QKt5 (ch)

3. Kt x QBP (ch)

4. KKt QB8 (ch)

5. Kt QKt5 (ch)

6. Q QB7 (ch)

7. Q x B (ch)

8. Q QB4. Mate

oIdIII i 1

WHITE

1. Q K7 (ch)

2. Kt KKt6 (ch)

3. Kt KB7 (ch)

4. Kt K7. Mate

BLACK K-QRl QxQ (ch) Q interposes

BLACK K Kt2 K Kt3

P interposes

BUCK K-QR2 K-QR3 K-QR2 BxKt

K-QKt2 K-QR3 KxKt

BUCK KxQ K-Ql K-QBI

124

PUln .. E No. 90

WHITE

I. Kt·-- QB7 (ch)

2. Q K8 (ch)

3. Kt QR6 (ch)

4. KB--KKt2 (ch)

5. Q QKt5 (ch)

6. QRP x Kt (ch)

7. Kt QB6. Mate

PU7ZIJE No. 9l

WHITE

I. R KR8 (ch)

2. Q- ·KR6 (ch)

3. R x KR (ch)

4. Q x KB (ch)

5. Kt x KKtP. Mate

PU7Z1JE No. 92

WHITE

1. KR KRI (ch)

2. QR KR7 (ch)

3. P males

*1.

2. QR QKt8 (ch)

3. KR x Kt. Mate

PU7ZIAE No. 93

WHITE

1. R K5

2. R K8 (ch)

3. Kt Q6 (ch)

4. P mates

PUZZLE No. 95

WHITE BLACK

1. BP becomes a R x Kt

Kt (ch)

2. P x R becomes a K to corner *

Kt (ch)

3. R x Kt (ch) K Ktl

- 4. Kt at 85 R6 (ch) K x B

5. R B7 (ch) K xKt or moves

BLACK K-QKtl QB-QBI K-QKt2 KxKt KtxQ K-QR4

BLACK KxR

QR KR2 KBxR

Q KKt3

BlACK

R interposes * RxQR

Kt KR3 Kt KKtl

BLACK Kmoves Kmoves Kmoves

PUZZI .. E No. 94

WHITE

1. R-QR8 (ch)

2. B-Q5 (ch)

3. B-QRB (ch)

4. BP moves one square. Mate

.BLACK KxR K-QKtl

KxR

to corner

6. R mates

*2. K Ktl

3. Kt at 85 R6 (ch) K to corner

4. B x Kt (ch) K x B

5. R-- B7 (ch) K x Kt

6. R mates

PU7ZI4E No. 96

WUITE

1. K -KKt6

2. B-KB6

3. K KR7

4. P moves

5. B-KKt7 (ch)

6. P mates

BUCK Kmoves K moves Kmoves Kmoves K moves

125

PU7ZI;tE No. 97

WIIITE

1. Q QKt8 (ch)

2. Q Q6 (ch)

3. Q QR3 (ch)

4. Q-QB5 (ch)

5. Q-QB7 (ch)

6. Q QB6 (ch)

7. B-QB7 (ch) B. Q R6 (ch) 9. Q R3 (ch)

10. Q QB5. Mate

BLACK

K-QR3 (best) K 11 R4 (best) KlDoves K-QKt2 (best) K R3

K R4

K R5 Kmoves Kmoves

PUlnAE No. 98

WHITE

l. Q X Kt (ch)

2. Kt checks

3. Kt QKt6 (ch)

4. Q-QB8 (ch)

5. Kt mates

BLACK

K Ktl * K-QBl K-w Ktl

RxQ

* I. Q interposes

2. Q x Q (ch) Kt- Ktl

3. Kt checks K Bl

4. Kt KB8 (dis ch) K moves

5. Q mates

PU1ZIJE NO. 99

WHITE BUCK

1. B-KKt7 (dis ch)K Ktl

2. R KR8 (ch) K KB2

3. R KB8 (ch) K K3

4. R x P at KB6 (ch)K-Q4

5. R·- Q6 (ch) K K5

6. R Q4 (ch) K KB6

7. R KB4 (ch) K K7

8. R KB2 (ch) K-Q6

9. B-BI (ch) K K5

10. R .](B4 (ch) K-Q4

11. R Q4 (ch) K K3

12. R Q6 (ch) K KB2

13. R KB6 (ch) K Ktl

14. R KB8 (ch) K R2

15. R KRB. Mate

Note: The mate may be deferred one move by interposing the Rook at Black's ninth move.

PU72I .. E No. 100

WHITE

I. Kt K7 (ch)

2. Kt Kt6 (ch)

3. R K8 (ch)

4. Kt B4 (dis ch)

5. KtP mates

PUZZI.lE No. 101

WHITE

1. R KB5

2. Q-K6 (ch)

3. Q x R (ch)

4. R mates

PU7n~E No. 102

WHITE

I. R x RP (ch)

2. R · B6 (ch)

3. Kt x P (ch)

4. Kt checks

5. Kt R6 (dis ch)

6. Q QKt8 (eh)

7. Kt checks

8. B mates

PUZZI4E No. 103

WHITE

I. R- KKt5 (ch)

2. Kt KB7 (ch)

3. KKtP mates

BLACK K Bl K Ktl K R2 K R3

BUCK R Q2

R covers Kmoves

BLACK KxR K R2

K moves K Ktl K HI RxQ K R2

BLACK KxR K R4

126

PU7Z1AE No. 104

WHITE

I. QP moves (ch)

2. R-QKt8 (ch)

3. QRP moves (ch)

4. Kt mates

PUZZl4E No. 105

WHITE

1. Kt-Q8

2. K KB3

3. Kt KB7 (ch)

4. P KKt4. Mate

PUl2J.E NO. 106

WHITE

1. Q-Kt7 (ch)

2. B x Kt(ch)

3. R Q2 (eh)

4. B K4 (ch)

5. RP males

PUZZIAE No. 107

WHITE

I. Q KB2

2. Q-KB7

3. Q QR2

4. R QKt3

5. Q QKt2 (ch)

PU1D .. E No. 109

WHITE BLACK

1. Pchecks Kx P

2. Kt KKtB (dis ch)K KRI *

3. Q KR6 KxKt

4. Q KR7 KxKt

5. Q. KKt7 K moves

6. R-Q8 KxR

7. Q K7 K moves

8. Q Q7 Kx B

9. R QR8 Kx R

10. Q-QB8 B interposes

II. B-K4 BxB

12. Q QKt7 B x Q

13. P x B. Mate

BLACK BxP KxR K~ QRI

*2.

3. kt-QKt8. Mate

PUZZi,E No. 108

WHITE

I. Kt KB4 2~ Kt K6

3. Kt--Q4

4. Kt-QB6

5. Kt-QKt4

6. Kt-QR6

7. R at KR4 KR5

8. P mates

BLACK Kmoves Kmoves K moves

BLACK KxKt Kmoves K moves K moves

....

*2.

3. Q K7 (ch)

4. Q KR7

BLACK Pmoves Pmoves Pmoves PxR PxQ. Mate

5. Q KKt7

PUlZI .. E No. 110

WHITE

1. Kt QB6 (ch)

2. Q- KB8 (ch)

3. Kt x B. Mate

BLACK

K moves K moves Kmoves K moves Kmoves K moves K moves

Kx Kt at KBI KxKt

K moves., etc. as before

BLACK K Kl QxQ*

KxKt

PUZZI~E No. III

WHITE 1.B-Q6

2. B K5

3. R QB2

4. R QB3. Mate

PUZZl~E No. 112

WHITE

I. R · QI (ch)

2. Q ~, Q3 (ch)

3. Q Q6 (ch)

4. Q Q4 (ch)

5. R QKtl (ch)

6. Q QKt2 (ch)

PU1ZIAE No. 113

WHITE 1.RxR(ch)

2. Q Q7 (ch)

3. R x P (ch)

4. Kt x P. Mate

PU7ZI .. E No. 114

WIIITE

1. KT KKt4 (ch)

2. KR KB3 (ch)

3. QR Q3. Mate

PU7Z1~E No. 115

WHITE

I. Q KI (ch)

2. QR-QKt2 (ch)

3. KR KKt2 (ch)

4. Q KKt3 (ch)

5. KBP x Q (ch)

6. KRP~ Mates

127

BLACK

K K6 K KB6 K K6

BLACK

K QB5 K QB4 K QB5

K moves K moves

P x Q. Mate

BUCK

Kt x R (best)

KxQ

K Ql

BLACK RxKt KxR

BLACK

K R2 Q covers QxKR K Rl * K Ktl

- *If K Ktl, White moves KRP and JIlate8 with KBP.

WHITE

1. R KRI (ch)

2. B-Bl (ch)

3. KBP moves one

square

4. R x Kt. Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 117

--

WHITE

1. R Kt6

2. P moves

3. R- K6

4. R -KB6

5. R B8 (ch)

6. R K8

7. R K7

8. R mates

PUZZLE No. 118

WHITE

1. QKtP moves (ch)

2. KKt-QB4 (ch)

3. QKt-Q5 (ch)

4. KP moves (ch)

5. KKt-Q6 (ch)

6. B-KKt6 (ch)

7. Kt-QB7. Mate

BLACK

Kt covers Kt covers K KR4

BLACK K R2 K RI

K -KtI (best) K RI (best) K R2

KxP Kmoves

BUCK K-QKt3 * K-QB2 K-QI

K Kl KtxKt

Kt covers

* If Black moves to QR4, White mates in two moves.

128

PUZZI .. E No. 119

WHITE

1. KKt KB5 (ch)

2. K-QR3

3. KKtP moves and mates

PU72IAE No. 120

WHITE 1.R-QB8

2. R QBS (ch)

3. R QB8 (ch)

4. Q KR8. Mate

PUZZI4E No. 121 WHITE

1. Kt QB5 (ch)

2. Q-QR6 (ch)

3. Q-QR5 (ch)

4. B-KB2

5. Q-Q2. Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 122

WHITE

1. Q- KK1I (ch)

2. R KR6 (dis ch)

3. R x RP(ch)

4. R x Kt (ch)

5. Kt KB4. Mate

BLACK

K QB4(best) Any move

BLACK KxR

K QKtl (best) KxR

BUCK

K Kt3 (best) KxKt

K-Q5 K-Q6

BLACK KxQ

K moves KxR Kmoves

, PUZZI.,E No. 123

WHITE

I. Kt Q7 (ch)

2. Q-KRI (ch)

3. B QR6 (ch)

4. Kt QB5 (ch)

5. P mates

BUCK

K-QKt2 (best) * R x Q (best) KxB

K-QR4

* If K QBI or K-QRl, White mates directly with R.

PU7D .. E No. 124

WHITE

1. B-K5 (eh)

2. B-KB6 (ch)

3. QxKP(ch)

4. B-KR5 (ch) 5~ B x B. Mate

BUCK

K K2*

K Kl (best) KBP x Q (best) B-KKt3

* If Kt x B~ White mates with Q next move.

PUln~E No. 125

WHITE BUCK

1. Q-KB6(ch) Kx Q *

2. Kt KKt4 (dbl eh)K Kt2

3. R 87 (eb) K Ktl **

4. Kt KB6 (ch) K HI

5. R x P. Mate

*1.

2. R-QI (ch)

3. Q-Q4 (ch)

4., R-QKtl (ch)

5. Q-QKt2. Mate

K-Q4 K-QB4 K Kt5 K R6

**3.

4. P moves and checks

5. Kt R6. Mate

K HI K Ktl

129

PU1.zl .. E No. 126

WHITE BUCK

1. Q x KP (ch) K x Q

2. Kt-Q6 (ch) K xK.t

3. QBP moves (ch) K x Kt

4. KP moves becoming a Kt. Mate

PUln~E No. 127

WHITE

I. R-Ql (ch)

2. R-Q4(ch)

3. B-QB6

4. QBP mates

*1 .

2. R x R (ch), etc.

PU12l .. E No. 128

WHITE

1. RxKt(ch)

2. Q-QKt4 (ch)

3. P xKt (ch)

4. P moves (ch)

5. K R3 and mates with P next move

PUZZIJE No. 129

WHITE

1. R at KKtl x B 2. R KKl5

3~ R at Kt5 x Q

4. R.x KRP. Mate

BLACK

K K5* KxR Any move

R interposes KxR

BUCK RxR KtxQ K R3 K R4

BLACK

Q KKt2 * Q KKt3 ** PxR

• The only move to prevent checkmate next move.

**2.

3. RxQ

4. R KR6. Mate

Q x Kt (ch) RPlDoves

PUZZI.E No. 1~.7 PUZZI~E No. 141
PUZZI~E No. 130 *2. K B4
WHITE BLACK

WHITE BLACK

WHITE BLACK 3. KP moves one K Kt4 1. P x P (ch) KxP
1. QB-KB6 KRP moves
1. B-KB8 K--Q5 square 2. Q KR5 (ch) K R2 *
2. QB-QKt2 KBPmoves

2~ B-KKt7 (ch) K K6 4. K Kl3, etc, etc. 3. Q KB5. Mate
3.K-QB3 K K4

3. R KB6 K-Q5
4. K-QB4 (dis ch).
4. R KB3 (dis ch)~ *2. KxQ
Mate

Mate 3. Kt .. KB4. Mate
PU7ZI .. E No. 131

WHITE

I. K--QKt7

2. Ktx KP

3. K-~· Kt6

4. Kl Q7

5. Kt QKt8

6. Kt QR6

7. Kt mates

PU1ZI4E No. 132 WHITE

1. Q KKtl (ch)

.2. Q-KKt7 (ch)

3. Q--QR7 (ch)

4. Q--QRl (ch)

5. Qx P. Male

*l~

2. Q KKt7 (ch)

3. Q KKt5 (ch)

4. Kt x B. Mate

PUlZl .. E No. 133

WHITE

1. K 83 2.P--QB4

3. P K3

4. K Kt3

5. K R4

6~ B--Kt6. Mate

PU7n~E No. 134

WHITE BLACK

I. QB-QR3 K KB4

2. Kt QKt4 (dis ch) K · K4

3. KB-K4 KxP

4. Kt QB6 or

Kt Q3 (dis ch). Mate

BLACK Q-K3(ch)

(best) * KxQ

Kt Q3

PU1ZI4E No. 138

WHITE

1. Kt QR6 (ch)

2. Kt QB6

3. QxB

4. Kt x QBP. Mate

PU7ZIIE No. 142 WHITE

1. Q · KKt8

BLACK K Rl

B QKt3 (best)

PxQ

BLACK KPmoves KxP

K R5

K Kt5 (best)

K· R5

P moves

2. Q x Q (ch) 3~ Kt KB5

4. Kt x KtP. Mate

PU7ZI..IE No. 135

WHITE

I. KKt .. K6 (ch)

2. P moves (ch)

3. KKt KKt7 (ch)

4. Q-QB6 (ch)

5. Px B (ch)

6. KKt K6 (ch)

7. QKt QR6 (ch)

8. KKt QB7. Mate

·*1. KP moves

2. Q x Kt and mates next move

BUCK

K B2 (best) K KI K--Q2

BxQ

K B2

K Ktl

K RI

PU7Z1~E No. 139

WIIITE

1. Q x P (ch)

2. R- .. Bl (ch)

3. R B4 (ch)

4. Castles (ch)

5. Kt K3 (ch)

6. Kt -KB3. Mate

BLACK KxQ K Kt5 KxR K Kt5 K- R5

BLACK

B K6* KPmoves Kt-QB4 P QB6

PU1ZI4E No. 143

WHITE BLACK

I. QRP moves (ch) K-QB5

2. B-KR3 K x Kt

3. B-KBI K QB5

4. KP moves (dis ch).

KM K4

K 85 (best) KxP

Mate

PU7%1J1E NO. 140

WHITE

I. R--QR8

2. B-KB2 (ch) 3.B-QR7

4. B-QB5 (dis ch).

Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 136

WHITE BUCK

1. Q KKtI (ch) R x Q (best)

2. B-Q8 (ch) K R2

3. B-QKt6 (ch) K x B

4. QBP moves (ch) K R2

5.QR QR8(ch) KxR

6. R~ K8 (ch) K R2

7.Kt QB8(ch) K ·KtorK RI

8. Kt QKt6 (dis ch) K R2 or K B2

9. R mates

BLACK K--QB4 K QKtS K-QR4

PU1Zl .. E No. 144

WHITE BLACK

I. R QKt5 K-Q3 *

2. Kt.-~KB5 (ch) K 83

3. R QKt6 (ch) K- 84

4. Q-QKt7and mates next move

Note: This is the solutiona called for, but there is an easier way to give mate .--. by first playing the K to 87 , then taking the P with the B, and on the

third move checkmating with the R at

QR5.

*1.

2. R-QKt6 (ch)

3. Q x R and mates next rnove

R-Q2** K 84

BLACK

K Kl4 K R5* K Kl4 K B4 K K5

131

130

I .• ..

** If K x R, White mates in two moves. If R K2, then White plays R-Q5, mating next move.

PUZZI;E No. 145

WHITE BLACK

,

1. QxP(ch) KxQ

2. QKt Q5 (dis ch) K KtI (best)

3. QKt KB6 (ch) K RI

4. Qkt KKt4(dis ch)Kt K4

5. B x Kt (ch) K Kt 1 *

6. QKt x RP (ch) K .. R2

7. KKt KKt5. Mate

*5. K R2

6. KKt KKt5 (eh) K Ktl

7. QKt x RP. Mate

PU1Zl .. E No. 146 WHITE

1. B-QR4

2. B-QB2 (eh) 3.-K Q3

4. K-Q4 (dis ch).

Mate

BLACK

K B4orK-. K5 K K4

K B4

PUZZI,E No. 147 WHITE

1. B-QKt3

2. R KB8

BLACK

One P m.oves The other P

moves

3. B KB7 K .. KB6

4. B-Q5 (dbl eh).Mate

132

PU1.n,E No. 148 WHITE

1. B QKt6

2. Q-QR6 (ch)

3. K-QB6

4. QKtP mates

BUCK

RP moves, becoming a Q * KxQ

Any move

*1. K x B

2. K QB8 and mates

next move

PUl2I4E No. 149 WHITE

1. Q KKt6 (eh)

2. Kt K7 (eh)

3. Q KB7

4. R Q8 (ch) 5 .. R x Kt (ch) 6. R x R. Mate

*4.

5. Rx R (eh)

6. R x Kt. Mate

PU1Zl,E No. 150 WHITE

I. R QB1

2. Kt Q6 and then mates either with Kt at Kt7 or QBP, according as Black plays.

PUZZlJE No. lSI WHITE

1. QR KI

2. KP moves

3. R-Q1. Mate

BLACK

K KKtl (hest) K- KRI

RxQ

Kt KI* R BI

R BI Kt Ktl

BLACK

P KKt8 or any other move

BLACK

Kx KR (best) p x P (e.p.]

PU1Zl .. E No. 152

WHITE

1. Q-QR4 (ch)

2. Q-K4(ch)

3. QBPmoves

4. Q-KKt6 (ch)

5. Qx Q (ch)

6. Q x QKtP. Mate

PU72I .. E No. 153

WHITE

1. Kt Q3 (ch)

2. Px P (ch)

3. B-QR3

4. Q-QB5 (ch) 5. B x R. Mate

*3.

4. Kt K6. Mate

PU1Zl,E NO. 154

WHITE

I. Q KB6

2. Q x B (ch)

3. Q -KB2

4. Q or Kt mates

*2 .

3. QxR

4. Kt or Q mates

PU7Z1AE No. 155

WHITE

1 .. Kt QB7 (ch)

2. QP moves (eh)

3. Q ·KB5

4. KKt K6 (ch)

5. Kt mates

BUCK K-Q4 K K3

Q x R (ch) (best) K-Q2 (best) K-QBl

BLACK K-Q5 PxP

R from R2 to R3 * RxQ

KtxQ

BLACK

R x P (best)

R Kt5 * Any move

Kt- Kt5 Any move

BLACK K-QB5 K Q5

Q K4 (best)

QxKt *

* If Black plays R x Kt., the result will be the same.

133

PU72LE No. 156

WHITE

1. Kt KR4

2. Q-Q6 (ch)

3. Q .... Q4. Mate

PUZZI_,E No. 157

WHITE

1. Q KKt5 (ch)

2. Q x B (ch)

3. B x QKtP (ch).

Mate

PUZZIAE No. 158

WHITE

1. Kt B6 (ch)

2. Kt x Kt (ch)

3. Q KR4

4. B-KB8

5. Q KR6

6. Ktx KRP

7. Kt KB6 (dis ch)

8. Q x R. Mate

.

PUZZI .. E NO. 159 WHITE

1. Kt frOID

Kt3 B5 (ch)

2. Kt- .Q3 (eh)

3. Kt Q6 (ch) 4" Kt KB4 (ch)

5. Kt KB7 (ch)

6. PxP

7. KKtP mates

BLACK K Q4 K K5

BUCK

Kx Kt (best) KxQ

BLACK KtxKt K RI

R KKtl

R KKt2 (hest) QR~B KBPtwo

R KR2

BLACK K Kt5

K 85 (best) K Q4 KxP

K B4

Any move

PU72I~E No. 160

WHITE BLACK

1. QP x P (dis ch) K Kt3 (best)

2. Q-QKt4 (ch) K R2

3. Kt QB6 (ch) Q x Kt

4. Q-QKt8 (ch) R x Q

5. P 88, becoming a Kt and giving double check and mate

PU1ZIAE No. 161

WHITE BLACK

1. Kt QB8 (ch) K B3

2. Q x R (ch) K Kt2 (best)

3. Q-QB3 (ch) Q interposes

4. QxQ(ch) KxQ

5 .. B-Kt2 (ch]. Mate

PU7Z1 .. E No. 162

WHITE BLACK

1. R K5 (ch) K x R

2. B-KKt4 QP x P (best)

3.~Q6(ch) K-Q5

4. B-K2 and mates Any move next move

PUZZIAE No. 163

WHITE

1 .. B-KB6 (ch)

2. P x KBP (ch)

3. QBPmoves

4. QBPmoves

5. Kt mates

BLACK K Kt5 K 85

QBP moves(hest) Any move

134

PU1Zl~E No. 164 WHITE

1. R-QR4

2. R Q5 (dis ch)

*1.

2. R-Q3 (dis ch)

**1 ..

2. Kt Q3. Mate

PU1ZLE No. 165

WHITE

1. Castles

2. R KKtl (ch)

3. B checks

4. B x R (ch). Mate

BLACK KxR*

Q K5**

Q KKtl

BUCK Castles K HI

R interposes

PUZZI .. E No. 166

WHITE BLACK

1. R-Q8. {This is R x P * the key move. No

matter how White

now plays, Black

must win.}

2. R-Q7 (ch and wins)

-*1. R R6 (ch)

2. R-Q3, and if White takes Black's pawn, checks with R at Q7, and wins as before.

PUZZI.E No. 167

WHITE

1. K-QR2

2. Kt 86 (ch) 3.B-QB8 4.R-QR3

5. Px Kt

6. K x R

7. K Kt3

8. B--Kt7. Mate

BUCK

Kt x Q (best) K-QRI R-QR5(ch) Kt-QB6 (ch) * R x R (ch) B-QB4 (ch) Any move

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* If Black takes R, Black will be mated in one move less.

PU1ZlIE NO. 168

WHITE

1. Q QB8 (ch)

2. QxB (ch)

3. Kt KKt4

4. Kt K3 or

Kt R6. Mate

BlACK

B K3 PxQ Any move

PU7Z14E No. 169

WHITE BLACK

1. Q QR5 Q x Q (hest)

2. P Q7 and play Any move as Black will, White

will male next move

either by taking Kt

with P and calling

for a Q, or by the P

on to the 8th square,

making a Kt

PUZZI"E No. 170

WHITE

1. Q x B (ch)

2. Q KB6 (ch)

3. B-K3 (ch)

4. Q x Kl (ch)

5. Q KKt3. Mate

BLACK

K K4*

K xKt **

K x B (best)

K KB5

* If K Kt2, or if Kt is interposed, mate follows in fewer moves.

** If Q is taken, White can mate next move with B

PU1ZI4E No. 171

WHITE

1. R-QB8

2. R x R (ch)

3. R KKt8 (ch)

4. Kt KB5

5. p& I. KKt4. Mate

*1. 2.QxR(ch)

3. Q-- KKt8 (ch)

4. Kt B5 (ch) 5~ P mates

BLACK RxQ* K Kt2 KxKt K KR4

RxR**

K Kt2 *** KxKt

K R4

** Black has many other moves of defense, but none which can postpone the mate beyond five moves.

***2.

3. QxR

4. KKl males

PUZZI4E No. 172

WHITE

1. RxKt(ch)

2 .. Kt KB2 (ch)

3. P x P (ch)

4. B xKt (dis ch)

5. B-KR7. Male

PU1ZI .. E No. 173

WHITE

1. K-QB7

2. Kt Q3 (ch)

3. B-KKt7

4. Kt KB4 (ch)

5. K 86

6. B-KB6. Mate

R Kl K Kt2

BLACK BxR KxP RxP KxKt

BLACK

K B4* K-Q4 K K3 K K2 K-Ql

*1. K K3

2. Kt Q3 K Q40rK K2

3. B-KKt7 K K3

4. Kt KB4 (ch) etc,

etc. 135

PU1ZI .. E No. 174 WHITE

1. Kt KR6

2. QB QBI

3. QB-QKt2

4. K B4 (dis ch)

*2.

3. K 84 and mates next move

PUZZI,E No. 175

WHITE

1. B-QKt6

2. KR QB5

3 .. QR x KP (ch)

4. KR x R (ch). Mate

BLACK K K4 K-Q4* K K4

P K6

BLACK

Q-Q5

R KKt4 * R K4

* Black has a great variety of defensive moves: B-QB3 to interpose when R checks, or Kt-QB6 for the same purpose, etc.; but the result is still the same, mate is forced in four moves.

PUZZIAE No. 176 WHITE

1. Kt-QB5

2. B-QB2

3. Kt x Q

4. B x P at KKt6

5. Kt KB2

6. Kt Q3. Mate

BUCK KRPmoves Pmoves, becoming a Q P moves Pmoves Pbecomes a Q

136

*If QP moves, then 4 .. R x QP (dbl ch and mate)

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PU12lAE No. 177

WHITE

1. R KKt8 (ch)

2. Kt QKtS (ch)

3. Kt Q7 (dhl ch)

4. Q-QKt8 (ch)

5. Kt-QB7 (ch) 6 .. Kt QKt6 (ch)

7. K x P (dis ch)

8. R x R (ch)

. ,

BLACK

K-QB2 K-QKtl

K RI

RxQ

RxKt PxKt(ch) QxR RmustxRand While is stalemated

PU12l .. E No. 181

WHITE BLACK

1. Kt K7 (ch) K Rl

2. B-KB7 Q-Q8 *

3. Kt Kt6 (ch) P x Kt

4. R R4(ch) PxR

5. R R3 (ch). Mate

* Black has no better move to prolong the mate

PUZZI4E No. I 78

WHITE BU<:K

1. Kt QB7 (dis eh) K x Kt

2. Kt-Q5 (ch) K-Q3 (best)

3 .. Q K6(ch) QxQ

4. Kt QB7 (dbl ch) K-Q6

5. Kt K8 (ch) R x Kt (best)

6. P x R, becoming K-QB3 a Kt (ch)

7. B-Q5. Mate

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PU7D .. E No. 182

BLACK

WHITE

1. Kt Q3

2. Kt QBl 3 .. Ktx QKtP

4. Kt QR5

5. KxP

6. Kt-QB6 (ch)

7. The other Kt mates

atQB7

Black's moves are all forced

PUZZl4E No. 1 79

WHITE BUCK

1. Kt KB4 (ch) K 83

2. Kt- KR5 (cb) K K3

3. R K2 (ch) K-Q4

4. Kl KB4 (ch) K-QB3

5. P Q8., becoming a Kt (dbl ch and mate)

PU7Z1JE No. 183

WHITE BLACK

1. K-QB7 P moves

2. R KR3 P moves

3. R K3 and mates with R or QP next move

PUln~E No. 180 WHITE

1. Kt KB7 (ch)

2. Kt KR6 (ch)

3. P QB4 (ch)

BLACK K B4 K K4

R KlorKBP

moves *

4. RxKP(dblch) KxR

5. KBP moves and mates

PUZZI .. E No. 184

W"ITE

1. P x P (dis ch)

2. p x P (ch)

3. R-Q5 (ch)

4. P x Kt (dis ch)

5. R-QB4 (ch)

6. P x B, becoming a Kt and giving dbl ch and mate

PUZZl~E No. 185

WHITE

1. R K2 (ch)

2. B-Q4 (ch)

3. R K6 (ch)

4. Kt KR7. Mate

PU7n~E NO. 186

WHITE

1. R-QKt4

2. P x Kt (ch)

3. Q-QR3

4. K ~-K4

5. Q K3

6. Q-Q4. Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 187

WHITE

1. Q-QR2 (ch)

2. R· KS (ch)

3. Kt KB4 (ch)

4. B-KKt6 (ch)

5. KKtP Dlates

137

BLACK

K B4 (best) K-Q3 (best) KxR

K 84 K-Q3

BLACK

R x Q (best)

RxB

QxR

BLACK

Kt x R (best)

K- -B5

P QB4

PxP

P QKt6

BLACK RxQ RxR K 84 KxKt

PU1Zl-AE No. 188

WHITE BLACK

1. Kt x )(KIP (dis ch)K. ·Kt6 (best)

2. Kt· KB3 (dis ch) K KR6

3. R KK13 (ch) Kx R

4. B-K5 (ch) K Kt5 (best)

5. Kl KB6 (ch) K R6

6. P R8, becoming K Kt7

a Q (ch)

7. Kt x Kt (dbl ch and

mate]

PUZZI~E No. 189

WHITE

1. Q-Ql (ch)

2. Q Q5 (ch)

3. Kt K3 (ch)

4. R Q4. Mate

BLACK K-QB5 KxQ RxKt

PUZZI~E No. 190

WHITE

1. Q KB8 (ch)

2. Q-QKt4 (ch)

3. Q KB4 (ch)

4. K Ktl

5. Q-QBl (ch)

6. Q QB3. Mate

BUCK Kt Kt8

K B70rK 88 K K8

B moves

B interposes

PU1ZI4E No. 191

WHITE

1. Kt x Kl

2. K 86

3. P K4 (ch)

4. B-QB6

( checkmate)

BLACK

Kx R (best)

P Q8, queening

KxP

138

PU7Z1 .. E No. 192

WHITE

1. R- Q4 (ch)

2. P QB4

3. Kt QKt5 (ch)

4. Kt mates at KB3

BUCK KxR

Q QR5* QorB x Kt

or QB2, according to Black's last move

*2~

p- QR8, becoming a Kt BxKt

3. Kt KB3 (ch)

4. Kt QKt5. Mate

PUZZl~E No. 193

WHITE

1. B-Q4

2. Kt x P (ch)

3. B-QKt6

4. Px R

5. Kt x P. Mate

BLACK

R x Q (hest) K-QR5

R QB5 PxP

PUZZIIE No. 194

WHITE BLACK

1. Kt Q4 (ch) K K4

2. B-KKt3 (ch) K-Q4

3. P K4 (ch) K B4

4. Kt QKt3 (ch) K x R

5. B-Kl (ch) K x Kt

6. Q-QR2 [ch]. Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 195

WHITE BUCK

1. Kt Q4 (ch) K K4

2. B-KKt3 (ch) K Q4

3. P K4 (ch) K B4

4. Kt QKt3 (ch) K x R

5. B-KI (ch) K x Kt

6. Q-QR2 (ch). Mate

PUZZI .. E No. 196

WHITE

l. Kt .. QR6

2. B-QB8 (ch)

3. Kt QB3

4. Kt Kt5

5. B--QKt7

6. P xP. Mate

PUZZI4E No. 197

WHITE

1. Q x R (ch)

2. R x Q (ch)

3. K K7

4. K B7

5. P KKt4~ Mate

BLACK

K x -Kt (best)

K MR4 P--QR3 PxKt KtPmoves

BLACK QxQ KxR

B x R (hest)

B moves

PU1Zl .. E No. 198

WHITE BLACK

1. Kt KB5 (dis ch) K Kt3 *

2. B-QB2, and no matter how it plays, Black must be mated by the discovered check ofB

*1.

2. Kt K3 (ch)

3. Kt x Q. Mate

PUZZI,E No. 199 WHITE 1.Q-K2

2. PxR

3.' Q or Kt mates

K Kt5 Qx Kt (ch)

BLACK

K B40rK R5,

orB--Q3 * AnYlDove

* These are Black' 8 best defenses

PU1ZI .. E No. 200 WHITE

I. B-QKt6

BLACK

P Q5 (best)

(threatening mate

if P xP or Kt moves)

2. B x Kt P Q6

3. Kt QKt7. Mate

139

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References are to puzzle number and not to page

One~Move Puzzles 44, 166

Two-Move Puzzles 164

Three-Move Puzzles

15, 23, 29, 33, 79, 80, 81,83, 84, 92, 103, 114, 119~ 141, 150, 151, 156, 157,169,198,199,200

Four~Move Puzzles

1, 2, 7, 10., 13, 17., 19, 21, 22, 24~ 26, 27, 28, 31, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 56, 62,64,66,68,70,72,76,86,87,89,93,94,101,105, 111,113,116,120, 126,127,129,130,134,137,138,140,142,143,146,147, 148, 154, 168, 174,175,183,185,189,191,192

Five .. Move Puzzles

3, 5, 6, 9, II, 12, 18, 25, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 46, 48, 49, 51, 53, 54, 58, 61, 63,67,71,73,74,75,77,78,82,85,91,98,100,106,107, 117, 121, 122, 123,124,125,132,144,153,155,160,161,162,163,165, 170,171,172, 179,180,181,187,193,197

Six-Move Puzzles 4,8,16.,20,42,45,47,50,55.,57,60,65,69,95,96, 112, 115,128, 133,139,149,152,173,176,184,186,190,194,195,196

Seven-Move Puzzles 14,43,52,59,90,118,131,145,159,178,182,188

Eight-Move Puzzles 88,102,108,135,158,167,177

Nine-Move Puzzles 110, 136

Ten~Move Puzzels 97

Thirteen~Move Puzzels 104,109

Fifteen-Move Puzzels 99

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