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Player: Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member Subject: Puzzle #6


2014-03-29 21:02:37
White to move and win!


r6k/pp1Q4/1q2pp1p/3p4/3n1n2/5PN1/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



I didn\'t get the solution of the puzzle so I hope that you guys have better luck than me. Enjoy!
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5Canada  dsuttles2014-04-01 15:14:14
The difficult move (first line) presumably was 2 Qh7+?-

6Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member2014-04-02 00:38:11
Wow! You\'ve hit on the solution right on the head windmill! To make everything clear for everyone (especially to those who\'re not familiar with the algebraic notation), the solution goes like this.


r6k/pp1Q4/1q2pp1p/3p4/3n1n2/5PN1/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



1.Ne4
The best place for the knight. It will now cooperate pefectly with the queen.


r6k/pp1Q4/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



1...Rg8


6rk/pp1Q4/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



2.Qh7+!!


6rk/pp5Q/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



The easiest way: White decoys the king into a mate in two.

2...Kxh7


6r1/pp5k/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



3.Nxf6+


6r1/pp5k/1q2pN1p/3p4/3n1n2/5P2/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH



3...Kh8


6rk/pp6/1q2pN1p/3p4/3n1n2/5P2/PP3P2/6RK w
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ABCDEFGH




4.Rxg8#


6Rk/pp6/1q2pN1p/3p4/3n1n2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



However, 2.Rxg8+ should also give mate:


6Rk/pp1Q4/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



2...Kxg8


6k1/pp1Q4/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



3.Qe8+


4Q1k1/pp6/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



3...Kg7


4Q3/pp4k1/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



4.Qe7+


8/pp2Q1k1/1q2pp1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



4...Kg6


8/pp2Q3/1q2ppkp/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



5.Qxf6+


8/pp6/1q2pQkp/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



5...Kh7


8/pp5k/1q2pQ1p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



(if 5...Kh5


8/pp6/1q2pQ1p/3p3k/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



6.Ng3#)


8/pp6/1q2pQ1p/3p3k/3n1n2/5PN1/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



6.Qf7+


8/pp3Q1k/1q2p2p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



6...Kh8


7k/pp3Q2/1q2p2p/3p4/3nNn2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



7.Nf6


7k/pp3Q2/1q2pN1p/3p4/3n1n2/5P2/PP3P2/7K w
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ABCDEFGH



and mate is inevitable.
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