Sunday, May 15, 2005

Daily Puzzle


(White to Play) (London Times)

I came across this problem the other day and liked it for a couple reasons. First, it shows a very brazen position for white (i.e., an uncastled king). Second, it shows a nasty white pawn storm on the kingside. How did white pull off the win?

1. Bxh7+! Kxh7. 2. Qh5+ Kg8. And after 3. g6 checkmates is unavoidable.

1 Comments:

At 5:15 PM, Blogger tpstar0 said...

Hello Tom,
Nice puzzle. It's helpful to post lines where the sacrifice is declined, like 1 ... Kh8 2. Qh5 or 1 ... Kf7 2. Qh5+ (both mating) for other students. Good luck with your blog!
tpstar

 

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