Chess Problem #6

Category: Problems

The 10th International Solving Contest under the aegis of WFCC took place on Sunday, 26th January, 2014. It was simultaneously held in as many as 34 countries with 488 solvers. Category I was for experienced solvers and Category II for debutants, inexperienced solvers. The first category drew 290 solvers and the second, 198 of th

The contest consisted of two rounds with six problems each, three direct mates followed by an endgame study, a helpmate anda selfmate exercise.
For each round, the solving time was two hours. The rules & regulations of the event were very strict to ensure a fair contest.

The results were announced some time ago.

Category I:

  1. Piotr Murdzia (Poland)
  2. Marko Filipovic (Croatia) (shared)
  3. Kacper Piorun (Poland) (shared)

Category II:

  1. Jeyhun Huseynzada (Azerbaijan)
  2. Arie Kozer (Israel)
  3. Chris Maes (Belgium)

Here is a two-mover from the contest. Have a go!

John J.O’Keefe and William J. Smith, 1st Prize, The Good Companion 1917

chess problem 6

White to play and mate in two

Courtesy: Thanks, Ms Julia Vysotska, WFCC

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Updated 04.10.2023


1.Rf2 sets up the threat of 2.Qe6# and also a couple of mates on f-file.
Dear friend,Glad that you posted the solution on the site itself.Not everyone has a Face Book or Twitter account.1.Rf2! is right.
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