Easter puzzles #1

It’s Easter, so not a lot of chess is being played – unless you’re at Southend for the weekend.   So here’s some puzzles for you.

These involve retro analysis.

1   What was the last move?

2   What was the last move?

3   Place pieces on a1, b1, c1 and b2, such that it’s White to play and mate in 2.

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  1. Silas Peck has emailed me the correct solutions – well done! I'll leave the answers for a couple of days, but will provide them on Easter Monday. If anyone else wants to have a go, please email me your solutions. (

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