Happy Holidays From Benko: Trees and Candles


Happy Holidays from Grandmaster and composer Pal Benko, who presents Christmas tree and holiday candle shaped mates in two, three, four and five for your enjoyment this season.

Christmas Tree


Mate in 2

 Candle 1

              Mate in 3

Candle 2

          Mate in 3

Candle 3

          Mate in 2

Candle 4

          Mate in  3

Candle 5

         Mate in 4

Candle 6 (Twin)

              Mate in 3

Candle 7 

              Mate in 3

Christmas tree

Mate in 5

More from Benko on uschess that you may have missed: Back to School Problems, and congratulatory problems for the US gold medal Olympic team. Also see World Chess Hall of Fame video featuring US Chess editor Jen Shahade on a Benko problem.

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