miércoles, 4 de abril de 2012

Napoleon: Chess and Victory

In his 1000 Most Famous Combinations, Igor Sukhin presents two combinations by Napoleon.

The first one was played in 1804, the year in which Napoleon was crowned Emperor. In Malmaison Castle, Napoleon plays white against Madame de Rémusat.

White to move and mate in three moves. Could you tell with which moves?

The second combination takes us to Saint Helena, the island Napoleon was deported to in the company of Montholon, Gourgaud, Las Cases and Bertrand.

It is 1818. Napoleon, white, plays against General Bertrand.

Checkmate in five: White to move and to win.

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