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Is It Spring Yet?

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Technically, it's already spring in the Northern Hemisphere, as the vernal equinox always arrives in March. Whether or not it's warmed up in your location is something else, and since these columns are written some weeks in advance, we really can't say. Hopefully, the long winter is coming to an end for most North Americans. (If you're in the Southern Hemisphere, we realize you're moving into winter, and we can only hope on your behalf that it will be a mild one.)

To herald the arrival of spring, we have an easy speed problem that will entertain without baffling.

April Speed Problem (Easy; 10 seconds)

When you've warmed to the answer, warm up your mouse by clicking on Read More to check your solution.20050904-symbol.gif



Solution

BLACK
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WHITE
White to Play and Win

W:WK22,K27,31:B25,K29,K32.

22-17 32-23 31-26 23-30 17-21 30-26 21-23 29-25 23-18 White Wins.

04/05/14 - Category: Problems - Printer friendly version
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