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February Chess Puzzle Answer Key

by Danny Machuca

 

Puzzle 2-5-17

A study by Leonid Kubbel

1922

White to move

Solution: 1. Nc6!, Kxc6; 2. Bf6, Kd5; 3. d3, a2; 4. c4+, Kc5; 5. Kb7, a1=Q; 6. Be7 #

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Puzzle  2-12-17

A masterpiece by Leonid Kubbel

1925

Solution: 1.Be4, Qh6; 2. Bd3, Qd2; 3. Be2!!!!, Qc2; 4. Bd1, Qxd1; 5. Nc3+

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Puzzle 2-19-17

A study by Leonid Kubbel

1925

White to move

Solution: 1. g4, Qh4; 2. Ndf3, Qf6!; 3. Nd4!, Qxe5; 4. Nc6+

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Puzzle 2-26-17

A study by Leonid Kubbel

1925

White to move

Solution : 1. Bh3+, Kxh3; 2. Qg1, Kh4; 3. Qh2+, Kg5; 4. f4+