Comments (15)
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Skoegahom
Skoegahom

Unless something is wrong with the diagram, what does ...h5 do? To me the correct move is ...c5 threatening the knight on b4.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

To clean it up a bit:

1.......h5 threatens 2......Qxf2.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

1.h5!!

Threatens 2.Qxf2 since then 2....Kf2 3.Re2+ Kxf3 is met by 4.Bg4+ followed by 5.Bh6#.

I think black can avoid the mate with with 1.....Bg2 giving up the piece, but it might still be a mate in there somewhere, but I'm not seeing immediately.

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

That should have been "white can avoid the mate".

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

1. Bg2 - not 1...Bg2. - Confusing ambiguity.

White (left) Black (right)

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

Too accustomed to doing white to move and win, and at the end of the day for me, too.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Yes, but 1...fxg2! (threatening Qf1+}

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

1...h5 2.Bg2 fg2 3.Qa1 Rf8 4.f4 g5 5.Re1 Qf3 - +

I think you are right- it does have to be 2......fxg2. I have a hard time finding a real advantage in 2......Bxg2, but I didn't look that far last night, and I also didn't notice that white was already up a piece, though it was the trapped bishop at h1.

KarthikM
KarthikM
  1. ... Qxf2+ 2. Kxf2 Re2+ 3. Kg1 f2#

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