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A Puzzle for You to Solve - Merry Christmas (and a Happy 2014!)

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 12/25/13, 1:22 AM.

One of our readers sent us a short article with a specially composed chess puzzle where the pieces on the diagram present the year 2014. The puzzle wasn't published before and so it is something new and special for our readers. Thanks Diyan!

Diyan Kostadinov (Bulgaria)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014!

Mate in 2 moves


Diyan Kostadinov is titled FIDE Master for chess composition and National Master of Sport. He is a Bronze medalist from the recent World Championship (2010-2012), Olympic Silver medalist (2010), he was three times on second place of the World Cup (2010, 2011, 2013) and a winner of many tourneys for chess composition.

Below you can try to solve the puzzle:

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Comments


  • 12 months ago

    upen2002

    cool

  • 12 months ago

    Kuomlei

    Nice

  • 12 months ago

    Goldname

    cool

  • 12 months ago

    bumbadum

    sergiop69

    1 f4, then Re5#, if f4, Nxf4, then Nxf4#

     

    if 1.f4 Nxb7. d6 is no longer covered.

  • 12 months ago

    phmandinro

    Bf4...

  • 12 months ago

    sergiop69

    1 f4, then Re5#, if f4, Nxf4, then Nxf4#

  • 12 months ago

    Karsten40

    rb5 bf4

  • 12 months ago

    VikramanBoobalan

    Its not tough...all u need is to check the black king--- nice one

  • 12 months ago

    NM HowToTameADragon

    Great Puzzle - another one of your fine compositions Mr.Kostadinov

  • 12 months ago

    neerajgoyal24

    Merry Christmas to everybody.....

  • 12 months ago

    lytonn

    not easy!

  • 12 months ago

    tanmay_chakrabarti

    Good one indeed.

  • 12 months ago

    IDASP

    Wow! Great puzzle! And a happy new year! :3

  • 12 months ago

    neptune2430

    Is so pretty I wonder I can solve it anytime soon before the new year

  • 12 months ago

    ChandraParkashKhatri

    like it

  • 12 months ago

    mcshahb

     nice feeling to get right on first try...

     this puzzle teach us not to let big material or lust that can distract us from reaching our goal.

    have a great time with family and enjoy this last part of 2013.. happy new year all.

  • 12 months ago

    Mamumundok

    Bf4

  • 12 months ago

    feb5049

    anybody answered the puzzle yet? lets try Rb5

  • 12 months ago

    jamesdjamesdrwheeler

    Thanks - that was fun, the tips beforehand were particularly helpful to me.

  • 12 months ago

    deepak64

    A very educational puzzle. Nice.

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