Daily Rome Shot 609

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Speaking of board games….


White to move.

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  1. Cliff says:

    1. Rc1 Qd2–Must keep the rook on the 1 rank to hold off checkmate from queen anywhere on the rank.
    2. d5c5 Qxd3–Stacked Rooks are good to have.
    3. c5c3 Qa6–I’m beginning to lose the thread here.
    4. Ra1 . . .
    5. Rxg3+ . . . — That only works if the queen did not move to d6 to protect the pawn.

    I’ve lost it.

  2. Mereteacher says:

    Someone has got to reedit this! Not one chance in the layout or in the content, though…

  3. acardnal says:

    I would love to play that board game!

  4. 1. Rxf2 gxf2
    2. Rxf5 Kxf5
    3. g4+ Kxg4
    4. Kg2

  5. Adam Piggott says:

    Really nice.

    This sat on my chessboard for two days as I tried to sort it out.

    In the end it was a pawn race. Nice lesson.

  6. waalaw says:

    Fortune favors the bold!

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