Nothing Fancy, Just Puzzles
This month, no grand unifying theme, no connection between the puzzles, it is just a bunch of entertaining and I hope interesting puzzles for you to solve. I have tried this time to keep the puzzles a little less challenging, let me know if you agree, or not. Let's get straight into it.
The first one shouldn't be too difficult. That black king is looking a little lonely, and white has quite a bit of firepower aimed his way. It should be no surprise then that there is quick win here. We Aussies like to be a little different - the checkmating move may not be unique in chess, but it certainly is in my experience. This puzzle is especially for everyone's favourite newsletter editor, she knows who she is.
Next, enjoy the thrill of the chase. Not a long one to be sure, the black king is again rather vulnerable. Again, it should come as no surprise that white can mate in 3.