Black to move! How should black proceed?
Unless something is wrong with the diagram, what does ...h5 do? To me the correct move is ...c5 threatening the knight on b4.
To clean it up a bit:
1.......h5 threatens 2......Qxf2.
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.
That should have been "white can avoid the mate".
1. Bg2 - not 1...Bg2. - Confusing ambiguity.
White (left) Black (right)
Too accustomed to doing white to move and win, and at the end of the day for me, too.
Yes, but 1...fxg2! (threatening Qf1+}
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.
- ... Qxf2+ 2. Kxf2 Re2+ 3. Kg1 f2#