Daily Chess Improvement: Tricky Chess Tactic!

This is one of the puzzles from 2019 SPFGI Puzzle Solving Championship

White to move! What is the fastest mate you can find?

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R3G3NT
R3G3NT

Yes, truly amazing. I stared at this puzzle for a week and I could not mentally work it. Today I sat down and worked it OTB, and it still took a few persistence hours to figure it out. Cheers to the composer, Adolf Andersen (thanks Dave).

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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I especially love how it solves the problem of preventing the black queen from taking at d5 after the rook check by making black take with the bishop at e5 first.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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I love this problem. I don't know for sure that jmohd is correct, but that mate in 5 outlined is quite pretty- it solves all the problems I see by forcing black to block the king's retreat with his own men.

jmohd
jmohd
  1. Be5+ Bxe5 2. Nf5+ Qxf5 3. Rd5+ Bxd5 4. Nb5+ axb5 5. c3# forced


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