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Player: Philippines  LayZ Style Subject: Puzzle #14


2014-06-06 21:02:53

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Gallagher - Atanu
Sangli 2000

White has sacrificed a piece for a big attack. Black tried 1...d3 as after 2.Qxc3 Rg8, Black\'s problems are history. Of course White didn\'t take the bishop, so how did the game conclude?

Solution on June 14, 2014.
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5Philippines  LayZ Style2014-06-09 21:48:48
Well kai2011 got the 1st 2 moves right; but what is the move that follow that really finish Black?

6Philippines  LayZ Style2014-06-11 01:43:32
Congratulations kai2011! You got the solution right!!!


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After Black\'s 1...d3 White won as follows:

2.Qxf7+


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2...Kd8


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3.Rxb7!


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3...Qxg5


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After 3...Bxb7 4.Nxe6+ Kc8 5.Nxf4 Black can resign.

4.c6!! 1-0


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Black resigned as it\'s mate in two:

e.g., 4...Be5 5.Rd7+ Bxd7 6.Qxd7# or 4...Bxb7 5.Qd7#.