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The Trojan Horse

  • #1

    History tells us of the story about the Trojan Horse.  It was a gift delivered to Troy's gate that apparently was not a gift at all, but a death sentence.  When Troy thought they conquered the Greek armies, they welcomed the false "gift" with open arms.  Only after nightfall, when all of Troy slept, drunk from celebration, did Greece attack.  Using the Horse they made, Troy burnt to the ground that very evening. 

    Sometimes in chess, a good player will offer up what seems to be that "Trojan Horse" - a false gift that proves to be your opponent's undoing.  In this puzzle, white does just that.  See if you can checkmate black's king in three moves.

    Difficulty: Easy

  • #2

    Nice puzzle and nice story 

  • #3

    I liked it


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