Chess Puzzle of the Week (51)


Last week I asked you how Pal Benko scored a win from this position.

The answer: he played 1. Rxd3 cxd3 2. Ne6+. Congratulations to Nick Grey (Kingston) who posted the correct answer on Facebook.




Continuing our tribute to the late Pal Benko, this was published in Die Schwalbe (a German chess problem magazine) in 1973. White has to force mate in 6 moves. You might think solving a mate in 6 is too difficult for you, but this one really shouldn’t be. Even if you don’t consider yourself an expert solver give it a go.