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Meanwhile…

WHITE to move. This is going to be gory.  Gory and sneaky.

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5 Comments

  1. Neal says:

    1. Rh8+ Kf7
    2. Rxc8 Nxc8
    3. Rxb7 Kf8
    4. Rxg7 Kxg7
    Etc.

  2. Adam Piggott says:

    Bxg6
    Qxg6 Rh8+
    Kg7 Rxc8
    Nxc8 Rb7+
    Rf7 Rb8
    Nd6 Qh8, (fat lady sings).

    Now I humbly ask the resident chess experts to point out all of my awful mistakes, of which I’m sure there are many. Although I did finally dig out my lovely Dal Rossi chessboard which has helped big time in trying to solve these puzzles.

  3. Kentucky Gent says:

    Tough puzzle! I am still not sure I solved it.

    Start with a forcing move, a check-aroni:

    1.Rh8+ Kf7 (Ke7 loses to 2.Rxc8 Nxc8 3.Rxb7+, winning the queen.)

    Now 2.Bxg6+ Qxg6 looks bad for white, so instead it’s

    2.Rxc8 Nxc8 (otherwise, black is down material with no compensation)
    4.Rxb7+ Ne7 (otherwise the queen is lost)
    5.Bxg6+ Kxg6 (5…Qxg6? Loses to 6.Qb4! Qf5 7.Qxe7+ and white wins.)
    6.g4 Qh6 (to stop Qh5#. If 6…Kf7 then 7.Qh5+)
    7.Qxh6 Kxh6
    8.Rxe7 Kg5
    9.Rxa7 Kxg4
    10.Kg2 and advantage to white.

  4. Kentucky Gent says:

    Adam Piggott says:

    “Bxg6
    Qxg6 Rh8+
    Kg7 Rxc8
    Nxc8 Rb7+
    Rf7 Rb8
    Nd6 Qh8, (fat lady sings).

    Now I humbly ask the resident chess experts to point out all of my awful mistakes…”

    In this line, after Rxc8, black can play Qxb1+ Kg2 Nxc8, and black is up a piece.

    Neal says:

    “1. Rh8+ Kf7
    2. Rxc8 Nxc8
    3. Rxb7 Kf8
    4. Rxg7 Kxg7
    Etc.”

    After 3.Rxb7+, black doesn’t move the king. Instead, Ne7 to block.

  5. Kentucky Gent says:

    “In this line, after Rxc8, black can play Qxb1+ Kg2 Nxc8, and black is up a piece.”

    Oops, make that 2 pieces!

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