Clever Puzzle

How quickly can you find white's winning first move?

8/5P2/3p1r2/8/2P5/5P2/4KNBp/6k1 w - - 0 1

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No. 1-2
DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Addition to Alena’s analysis below:

  1. Bh1!! Re6+, 2. Ne4 d5, 3. f8=Q! dxe4, 4. fxe4 Rxe4+, 5. Bxe4 h1=N, 6. Qf1+ Kh2, 7. Qg2#
Alena
Alena

1.Bh1! Rxf7
2.Nh3+ Kxh1
3.Kf1 Rxf3+
4.Nf2+ Rxf2+
5.Kxf2 d5
6.c5! d4
7.c6 d3
8.c7 d2
9.c8=Q d1=N+
10.Kf3 Kg1
11.Qg8+ Kf1
12.Qg2+ Ke1
13.Qe2#

It took 4 minutes 17 seconds to solve this puzzle.

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