Does a Flush Beat a Full House?

I am not an expert on poker, so I do not know if a flush beats a full house.

But I do know that two passed pawns can beat a rook.

In this week’s problem, Black has a mighty pawn on the seventh, but how can he turn it into a Queen?

The obvious move for Black is Bc5, but that does not work.

How does Black to play win?

The solution to last Monday’s problem is that White played 1. Rxe5 fxe5 2. Ng5 exploiting the loose Bishop on e6.

Steven Carr


Author: Steven Carr

I am 57 years old, and I am trying to improve my standard of play. From 1998 to 2012, I had a break from chess, playing very few games in that period. I now play more competitive chess and I currently have a English grading of 184. I hope to get a grading of over 200 one day. I normally play in the Merseyside League and play Board 1 for Wallasey.