Solutions

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1 Q—B 5

K-K3

2 B—B 8, ch.

K—B 2

3 B—B 5

Q—Kt 6

4 Q—B 7, ch.

K—B

5 Q—Q 8, ch.

K—B 2

6 B—Kt 6, ch.

K—Kt 2

7 Q—K 7, ch.

K—Kt

8 K—R6

Q—R 6, ch.

9 B—R 5 and wins.

or 3

Q—R7

4 Q—B 7, ch.

K—Kt

5 Q—Q 8, ch.

K—B 2

6 Q—Q 7, ch.

K—B

7 Q—Q 6, ch.

K—B 2

8 K—R 6 and wins.

or 3

Q—R 3

4 Q—B 7, ch.

K—B or Kt

5 Q—Q 8, ch.

K—B 2

6 B—K 4

K—K3

7 Q—B 6, ch. and wins.

or 3

K—K

4 Q—K 5, ch.

K—B

5 Q—Q 6, ch.

K—B 2

6 B—Kt 6, ch., and mate in 4 moves.

or 1

Q-Q8

2 B—Q 5, ch.

K—K

3 Q—B 6 or 8, ch.

K—K 2

4 Q—K 6, ch.

K-Q

5 Q—Q 6, ch. and wins the Queen.

or 1 .

Q—R 8

2 B—Q 5, ch.

K—K

3 B—B 6, ch. or Q—B 8, ch., and mate in 7 moves

There are 5 additional variations and several excellent tries. 16 241

Ending No. 2 has 18 variations and nearly an equal number of excellent tries.

One more line

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Ending No. 1—1 Kt—Kt 2, K—Q 7; 2 P—R 8—Q, P—B 8—Q; 3 Q—R 2, ch., K—B 6; 4 Q—R 3, ch., K—Q 5; 5 Q—B 5, ch., K—K 5; 6 Q—Q 5, ch., and mate. The order of moves is important.

Ending No. 2—Four excellent variations, and several tries. We give only a single line. 1 Q—B 2, ch., K—R 4; 2 Q—B 3, ch., K—R 5; 3 Q—B 4, ch., K—R 6; 4 Kt—Kt 5, ch., K—Kt 7; 5 Q—B 3, ch., K—R 7; 6 Q—B 2, ch., K—R 8; 7 Q—B, ch., K—R 7; 8 Kt x Q, P—B 7; 9 Q—K 2, ch., K—Kt 8; 10 Kt—Kt 5, P—Q 8—Q; 11 Kt— B 3, ch., K—R 8; 12 Q—R 2, ch., and mate.

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Ending No. 1—Seven different lines of play after the key move P—Q 8—Q. We give merely a single continuation.

Q—R 7 K—Kt 2 K—Kt K—Kt 2 K—Kt Q—B 7, ch. Q—Kt 6 or 7 K—R 2

K—Kt or K K—B K—B 2 K—B Q—R 6 K—Kt 2 K—R 2 K—Kt K—B 2 K—B K—K 2 K—Q3

1 P—Q 8—Q, P—Kt 8—Q; 2 Q—B 7, ch., K—Q 5; 3 Kt—K 2, ch., K—Q 6; 4 Q—B 3, ch., K—K 5; 5 Q—B 6, Q—R 7; 6 Q—B 4, ch., K—Q 6; 7 Q—Q 4, ch., K—B 7; 8 Q—B 3, ch., K—Kt 8; 9 Q—B, ch., mate.

Ending No. 2—Eight important variations following the fine key —Kt—Q 3 and over twelve alluring tries that are defeated only by subtle defenses. We give only one series of moves. The ending will repay long study.

1 Kt—Q 3, Q—K 6; 2 Q—R 8, ch., K—Kt 4; 3 Q—B 6, ch., K—R 4; 4 Q—B 3, ch., K—Kt 3; 5 Q—Kt 4, ch., K—R 2; 6 K—B 7, Q—Kt 6, ch. ; 7 Kt—B 4 and wins.

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