A curious puzzle by George Koltanowski, from America Salutes Comins Mansfield, 1983. “Who mates in 1?”
White could mate in three different ways if it were his turn, but it can’t be, as there’s no legal move that Black can just have made. So Black plays Bxf6#.
November 1, 2012 | Puzzles
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