Black just played Bxf3. How should white respond?
White to move and draw (D. Lolly, 1763).
White to move and win!
White to move and mate in 4 (Milan Vidmar – Max Euwe, 1929).
White to move and mate in 3.
Today I share a beautiful endgame study/mate-in-4 that I have come across in a couple of books. Carel Christiaan Wilhelm Mann has placed black in zugzwang (1…f5 2.Qh4# or 1…Kf5 2.Qd5#) but has white to move. The resulting solution is sure to entertain!
White to move and mate in three (Samuel Loyd, 1863).
White to move and mate in 4 (Georges Legentil, Le Journal de Rouen, 1910).
White to move and mate in 2 (Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen, 1953).
White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930). Stumped? Perhaps you would benefit from a free introductory lesson ($40 value) with Chris Torres on Wyzant. Claim your free lesson today. Just use Coach Chris’ link: https://is.gd/u5bIVd