Daily Chess Improvement: Small Brain Teaser!

I saw this tactical theme on FB

White to move! How should white proceed? Make sure you post the solution with at least 6 moves.

Comments
No. 1-3
Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

A very nice puzzle. Dave didn't mention it, but the "obvious solution" of 1.Rg6 planning a check from h6 then g6 skewering the king and new queen fails because black doesn't have to cooperate by taking the rook- the king can just return to h8 since RxQ is stalemate.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Ng6+! Kg8, 2. Rf3!! g1=N!?, 3. Ne7+! Kh8/h7, 4. Rf2! — the Black Knight got trapped and White wins.
DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Ng6+! Kg8, 2. Rf3!! g1=Q, 3. Ne7+! Kh8/h7, 4. Rh3+ Kg7, 5. Rg3+! Qxg3, 6. Nf5+ and White wins.


SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment
SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment
SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment
SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment
SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment
SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment
SusanPolgar
EditorSusanPolgar
New Comment