Chess Problem Answers
For “Back to Brighton Beach” blog entry: Black captures the knight with his rook. Now White resigned because if the Queen captures the rook, Black mates by moving his Queen to e4.
For “Blitz Chess Puzzle and the Latest on U.S. Women’s Chess” entry: Pascal sacrificed his Bishop 18. Bxf7+ and the game continued Kxf7 19. Rxh7+ Kg8 20. Qh4 Ne2+ (maybe …Nh5 is better) 21. Kd2 Qxc3+ 22. Kxe2 Qxe5+ 23. Kf1 Rxc2 24. Re1 Bb5+ 25. Kg1 Qc5+ 26. Kh2. With the White king sheltered, Black resigned rather than wait for the inevitable checkmate or for his clock to run out (he had only .13 second left).