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November 26th, 2005

Here is the solution to our Thanksgiving CompetitionAs promised, here is the solution to our Thanksgiving Puzzle Competition. The mate in 2 is obtained by playing 1. Qc1-e1 !! and in all 4 variations Black cannot avoid mate in the next move. We have received close to 300 correct answers and Alexandra picked the winners depending on their descriptions of why they think “Chess is Cool”. Some of the stories are wonderful, thanks to all for participating! Alexandra loved your emails so much she will soon put up another competition for you! The names of the winners are published in Alexandra’s podcast #5 and on our podcast page, click here to see it.

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