NSCF Photo Gallery -Greenburgh Mar 9, 2003 / DSCN1353c_500

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Philidor's Legacy
Jennifer relaxes between rounds by playing chess with a mom named "anonymous."
She has a forced mate in five, employing a famous method known as Philidor's Legacy.
Do you see it? (Answer below photo.)

Black mates wirh 1...Qe3+ 2.Kh1 Nf2+ 3.Kg1 Nh3+ (double check) 4.Kh1 Qg1+! 5.Rxg1 Nf2 mate.
(Smothered Mate.) Yes, Black could have won the queen instead, but there's nothing like a forced mate!