Daily Chess Improvement: Close Out Chess Tactic!

This is not a very difficult puzzle

White to move. How should white proceed?

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No. 1-3
DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Thanks to Alena for finding a better move - mate in 5.

Mate in 5 - not in 6 or 7

  1. Nf7+ Kg7, 2. Nxd6+! (discovered check)

a) 2...Kf6, 3. Ne8+! Ke6, 4. Qe7+ Kf5, 5. Qe5#

b) 2...Kf6, 3. Ne8+! Kf5, 4. Rf7+! Nf6 (4...Ke6, 5. Qe7#), 5. Rxf6#

c) 2...Kh6, 3. Nf5+!! gxf5, 4. Qf8+ Kg6, 5. Qg7#

DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Nf7+! Kg7, 2. Ng5+

a) 2...Kh6, 3. Rh7#

b) 2...Kf6, 3. Rf7#

c) 2...Kg8, 3. Rg7+! Kxg7, 4. Qb7+ Rd7, 5. Qxd7+ Kg8, 6. Qf7+ Kh8, 7. Qh7#

d) 2...Kf8, 3. Rf7+ Ke8, 4. Qb8+ Rd8, 5. Qe5#

Alena
Alena
  1. Nf7+ Kg7
  2. Nxd6+ Kf6
  3. Ne8+ Ke6
  4. Qe7+ Kf5
  5. Qe5#


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