White to play and win
CB Russell v JHC Burton, correspondence 1909
I fluffed this one, just couldn’t see the solution. What is worse, six years ago, when I got the book, and dipped into it, this was one of the puzzles I also couldn’t solve.
Alas, once you see it, 1 Qg5! ‘isn’t too hard’.
1…Ke8 (say) 2 Rd8+! and 3 Qe7 mate.
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