14th September 2020

Selected by Michael McDowell

Flórián Kovács

British Chess Magazine, 1952

8/8/p1Q4B/1p6/rp6/bP6/Kppq4/1Bkb4

Mate in 8

Don’t be put off by the length of the problem, as it is probably easier to solve than the majority of three-movers. Black is basically reduced to shuffling his rook between a4 and a5, but White needs a plan.