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Idaho Chess Bulletin

Editor Richard Vandenburg

Source: Northwest Chess Letter, December, 1966

Problem

No. 5, by Dr. E. Zepler, courtesy of Isaac Kashdan

White to move and mate in three. Solution in February issue.

Send solutions by January 10th to: Dick Vandenburg, 2316 Regan Ave., Boise, Idaho 83702

Black's best defense is the possible stalemate. It takes clever play by White to avoid this.

For the balance of this year, and including the first five problems, we will award a one month's extension to the NWCL subscription of each correct solver for each problem. Starting next month we may use a different approach for 1967, but that will be announced next month.

Those that correctly solved our "gasser" No. 3, which Horton Thompson referred to as an "Old-fashioned, hell-bending, gully-washer," were: Charles Joachim, Richard Murray, Mel Horman, and Horton Thompson (Washington) and Jack and Esther Schrader (Oregon), (No fair helping Jack on it, Esther!) The right answer to No. 3 was 1. Q-R3!!. Then followed; if NxQ, 0-0-0 or if K-B7 then B-K4 or even if K-Q5 then Q-Q6 or if N-Q7 then QxP works. We had a couple of incorrect answers and it was a tough one. But, No. 5 is easier.

I hope to provide a couple of pages of Idaho Chess News for the January issue.