I do these puzzles at a master level on Sundays. Love it.
Some of these puzzles should be sub-titled 'spot the bishop' !
Your right,the B covered the Qb7,B was needed to mate in two!!! Would you call this a forced mate even though K had two spaces to move,but either move made it a mate?
It's surprising sometimes, just how easy it is to overlook those bishops tucked away in the corner!
Yes paulified, definitely a forced mate as long as it can be completed in a certain number of moves, then any number of different lines are o/k.
The important thing is that there's no possible defence against it.
As usual, I love Sunday morning!
easy peasy lemon squeezy
could do it blind folded.
Easy..... can we get something harder, please?
easy in so many ways
ya-hoo for the sunday puzzle
Black is dead, but White also loses because Black overturns the board, packs up, and leaves...