Chess Puzzle of the Week (138): Solution

#4

Fritz Emil Giegold stern 1967

Last week I left you with a mate in 4 which, you might have guessed if you’re familiar with this composer, was the work of the wonderful Fritz Emil Giegold, whose compositions, I think, are particularly suitable for OTB players.

Congratulations to Chris Baker, and anyone else who found the solution: 1. Ra3 b4 2. Ra4 b3 3. Rh4 Kxh4 4. Nf3#

I took this from a book I’m currently reviewing: How to Study Chess on Your Own, by Davorin Kuljasevic. You’ll be able to read my review on British Chess News within the next week or so.