Daily Rome Shot 694

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White to move.

NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.


It will make libs wet their pants. It delves into the real meaning of sensus fidei… the sense of the faithful.  That’s exactly what the left does not want.

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  1. Panterina says:

    I’m afraid this problem is beyond my calculation horizon. Also, so many candidate moves! I tried 1.Qxf7+ and 1.Qxe8 but couldn’t make them work. So, I tried 1.Bxf7+, Rxf7; 2.Qxe8+, Nxe8; 3. Rxe8+, Rf8; 4.d7 and now I can’t see how to respond to either 4…Qb8 or 4…Qd6.

  2. WVC says:

    Same here. I tried a lot of different ideas, and I came up with nothing. I was hoping someone better at this than me would post their solution.

Think, proof read, preview BEFORE posting!