Christmas Greetings 2015

You won't be surprised to hear that we won't be meeting
on Friday 25th Dec or Friday 1st January, so the neet meeting
will be Friday 8th January 2016

Thanks for all your support and best wishes for Christmas and New Year

Our Christmas card features a chess puzzle; see the comments for hints!

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Hint 2

There are 19 possible WHite moves, so guessing will take you a long while!

Most people start trying to solve this problem by moving the Bishop first...

Hint 1

If you think you can solve it by
1. Bc4 e5
2. Nf3 mate

You have the board set up the wrong way around!

1.Bf5 h1=Q+ ...

Chess Quotes

"The scheme of a game is played on positional lines, the decision of it is, as a rule, effected by combinations. This is how Lasker's pronouncement that positional play is the preparation for combinations is to be understood."
— Richard RETI