A Stubbs, 1926

January 5, 2021

Greetings Chess Players. My name is Chris Torres and this is my daily chess musing for January 5, 2021. 

Today’s chess musing comes to us via my friend and notable chess author, Cyrus Lakdawala who shared this chess puzzle on his Facebook page. One never knows when inspiration will appear and as soon as I saw this chess composition by A. Stubbs I was bedazzled. Since there are so few pieces on the board, I will give you one minute to attempt to find the correct answer. And now without further ado, I present a beautiful little puzzle from 1926 and ask, “How can white force mate?” Enjoy…

Thanks again to International Master Cyrus Lakdawala for sharing such a wonderful puzzle. If your looking to pick up a new chess book, I recommend checking out Capablanca Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala which is an inspiring book about the third world chess champion, Jose Raul Capablanca. 

Capablanca Move by Move by Cyrus Lakdawala: https://www.amazon.com/Capablanca-Move-Cyrus-Lakdawala/dp/1857446984

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Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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