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.

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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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.


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