Daily Rome Shot 796

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White to move. Mate in three.

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  1. A.S. Haley says:

    The Black King can make no legal move, so a Zugzwang strategy applies while White positions a Knight to administer the coup de grace: after 1. f5-f6, Black has only two pawns he can move (on c3 or e3). It doesn’t matter which pawn he advances to the second rank (whether by move to e2 or by capturing a white pawn) — White then moves 2. Nd4, and again no matter how Black promotes one of his pawns, White mates with 3. Nf5++.

  2. VForr says:

    Modern architecture does not impress like that of old. What elegant and stately buildings.

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