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The Leaves Fall Quickly

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In the autumn, the leaves can fall quickly. In the photo above, Junior is having a great time with the autumn leaves. Dad may have somewhat less fun when it comes time to bundle them up and dispose of them.

Quickly falling leaves inspire one of the easiest speed problems we've published in a while. Of course, you know the catch; you'd better be quick because we're only giving you five seconds.

Click on the link below to display the position and start the clock. Then, quick as can be, come back and rake your mouse on Read More to check your solution.

October Speed Problem (very easy, 5 seconds)

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Solution

WHITE
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BLACK
Black to Play and Win

B:W29,28,26,K19,5:BK32,K31,22,18,12,1.

18-23 26-17 32-27 (this is the best waiting move) 19-26 31-13 Black Wins.

Contributed by Josh and Lloyd Gordon of Toronto.

10/01/16 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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