Clipped From Express and News
--*-Â·Â·Â· a B- X lit 'O m .o- _. -1 T5 Championship Chess By BLAKE STEVENS . United Slates Expert Last week's problem required White to Play and Win. This is quite an imposition when you take into consideration that Black has a Queen and four Pawns against a Rook and Bishop. In addition/ the White "Rook, Bishop, and Knight Pawn are "eri prise," and Black has a dangerous passed Rook Pawn and-a masked diagonal-attack on the enemy King. Fred Lazard's solution is very ingenious. ingenious. ""I R-B2 ch. Hi '^Wii Â£'%%l ei ^ i i$i -^i.fM.^mm lil ;Now 4 K-N8 leads to a draw! (4 . . . Q-N8ch; 5 K-R8, Q-R1 ch, etc.) ' Now for some brilliant interposition. interposition. 4. R-N2!, QxR; 5 N-B3!, QxNch; S K-N8 and now the reason reason for these sacrifices comes to light. Black's queen has been placed in such a position that it can nol play to KN6 ch and back to QBC with the perpetual similar to the one mentioned above. So Black must slave olf mate with 6 ... Q-R4. This gels While's Rook o f f ' t h e hook and drives the King to a worse square. 1 ... K-K1; 2 D-B Cch! An important point in the solution. The threat of mate (2. . . K-Q1; 3 R-B8 male) forces 2 ... P.vB; 3 P-N7. Now. White threatens PxN Mate or P-N8 male. Black, fights back with 3 . . . P-QG ch. 11 mli White concludes swiftly with 7 P-N8(Q) ch, QQ1; 8 Q-B41 and Black resigns, as there is no way to prevent male by 9 Q-I38.