Daily Rome Shot 792

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Meanwhile, white to move. Mate in 2.

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

2023 Chess.com Speed Chess Championship is on. Yesterday Fabi ousted Nodirbek. He will now play Hikaru in the Quarterfinals. MLV beat Gukesh and Magnus beat Vidit. Today, Alireza Firouza v. Wesley So. Should be great. Good commentary and announcing in the videos by GMs Daniel Naroditsky and Robert Hess. Daniel “Danya” gets a little squeaky when excited and the time rushes as the games get into hyper-bullet mode are like fast-paced hockey. For my part, I played OTB yesterday and won two games. The against a strong player in the club with a weird style, very defensive. It’s like trying to corner a cat. The second against one the club’s strongest. We usually have long battles, 40-50 moves… except when we don’t. Yesterday’s was a real slug fest. If I can get the game entered into the engine today for some analysis maybe I’ll share some of it.

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  1. amenamen says:

    1 Qxh5+, Rxh5
    2 B g6 mate

  2. waalaw says:

    1. Q-h5+ Rxh5
    2. B-g6#

    Have we seen this before?

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