Thalia Cervantes - Jennifer Yu

US Girls Championship

Black just played Kg6, how should white proceed?

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And in this position, black just played Kg3. How should white proceed?

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Comments (3)

No. 1-3

Hey, Alena!! I thought youâ€™d gone for the World Cup.

The solution for the first diagram

1.Rg8+ Kf5 2.g4+ Ke4 3.Re8+ Kd3 4.Qxf6 Kc4 5.Qa6+ Rb5 6.Re1 Qd7 7.Rc1+ Kb4 8.Rb1+ Kc5 9.Rc1+ Kb4 10.Qa2 Qd6+ 11.g3 Qd3 12.Rb1+ Qxb1 13.Qxb1+ Kc5 14.Qc2+ Kb6 15.Qg6+ Kc7 16.Qxh6 a5 17.Qh7+ Kb6 18.f4 gxf4 19.gxf4 Rb2+ 20.Kg3 Rb4 21.g5 a4 22.g6 Rb3+ 23.Kg4 Rd3 24.g7 Rd8 25.g8=Q Rxg8+ 26.Qxg8 a3 27.Qb3+ Kc7 28.Qxa3 Kc6 29.Qb4 Kd7 30.Qc5 Ke6 31.Kg5 Kf7 32.Qd6 Kg7 33.Qe7+ Kh8 34.Kf6 Kg8 35.Qg7# I played against stockfish.

In the second diagram â€”- 1. Qc7+!! Qf4 (1...Kh4, 2. Qh2+ Qh3 (forced), 3. Qxh3#), 2. Qc3+ Kg4/h4, 3. Qh3#