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Player: Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member Subject: Puzzle #7


2014-04-03 23:33:14
White to move. This is a difficult puzzle. I don\'t even have an idea on how to go about it when I first saw this puzzle. Good luck!

Solution next week April 11, 2014.


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12Canada  dsuttles2014-04-07 03:41:08
Can you do it blindfold?-

13Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member2014-04-08 01:11:57
My...my... You\'re all very good tacticians!!! Maybe much better than me (gulp). You guys hit the solution right on the head!


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In order to destroy the fianchettoed bishop and get control over all the dark squares, White sacrificed a whole rook:

1.Nxg6!!


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1...hxg6


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2.Rxh8+


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3.Kxh8


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3.Bf6+


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3...Kh7


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If 3...Kg8 4.Qh6 with advantage.

4.Qg5


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If 4.Bd5 exd5 5.Qh3+ Kg8 6. Qh8+ Kf7 7.Qg7+ Ke6 8.Re1+ Kd6 9.Be5+ Rxe5 10.Qxe5+ Kd7 11.Qe7#

4...e5


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5.Bh5!


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5.Qh4+ is also winning after 5...Kg8 6.Qh8+ Kf7 7.Qg7+ Ke6 8.dxe5 Nd5 9.Qxg6.

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The game could finish like this: 5...Rg8 6.Bxg6+ Rxg6 7.Qh5+ Rh6 (7...Kg8 8.Qxg6+ Kf8 9.Qg7+ Ke8 10.Qe7#) 8.Qf7#.

Sorry for not providing diagrams for some of the moves; and I\'ll admit that there are many possible moves for black aside from what is stated here but I\'m really impressed on how thorough you\'ve considered each move which result in a win for white! :)
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14Philippines  LayZ StyleChessHere Silver Member2014-04-08 21:06:45
Good for you windmill. Each of us should have our own methods which we are most comfortable with. Mine is laying out the pieces on the board and if the puzzle should happen to be too difficult for me, well I just try to move each piece until I (accidentally) hit on the right solution. :)-