15/08/20 Puzzle: Solution

In this puzzle, whoever’s turn it is to move (white or black) can checkmate in one.

Well done to everyone who attempted Week 2’s puzzle. If you sent in your answers, you received at least 1 point. If you sent in at least one correct solution you received 2 points, and those who sent in two correct solutions received 3 points. Congratulations to the following players who got full marks this week:

Dominic Walters
Adem Kesaev
Melanie Norris
Millie Robb
Natalie Weaver

The correct solution for white was Nxb4#. It is important that the knight goes to b4 rather than c7, as from b4 the knight also covers the king’s escape square on c6. Those who missed the x (indicating capture) were not penalised this week, but do try and remember your recording signs. For a reminder on how to record correctly, we will release a helpful article in our blog on chess notation in the next few days.

The correct solution for black was Bf5# – a simple check that cannot be blocked.

The current puzzle leader board is:

Dominic Walters (6pts)
Adem Kesaev (6pts)
Melanie Norris (6pts)

See if you can make it onto the leader board next week!

The next puzzle will be released tomorrow morning. Points will be awarded in the same fashion and the puzzler with the highest score after the set of 6 puzzles will win a solver badge and a free chess lesson with the teacher of their choice. Consistently sending in your results will be key to winning!

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