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Today in the Candidates game Aronian-Radjabov, Black resigned in the following position. Can you see the continuation?
Played it against Hiarcs:
1... Qxe4+ 2.Rxe4 Kg6 (instead of a1=Q) and it took me more 31 moves to mate.
Thanks for your help. I agree it seems easy it most cases, but here the rook is tied to prevent pawn promotion so, I can't go that deep in my head, but it seemed better than an immediate resignation.
ChessPlayer6033 Qxb3 Rxh7#
PhilipN I agree this is a good puzzle
paashpoint0 Qxe4 Rxe4 gxh4, white can just take Rxh4+ then play Ra7 giving one of the rooks for the a pawn. The extra exchange + pawn is an easy win for white.
Instead of Queening, does g5xh4 save black? then queening when able. Appreciate the help here.
I commented on the live Chess.com TV chat that this looked like a worthy Daily Puzzle.
see if qxb3 than rxh7 and checkmate so if i was black i will give up here
Yeah maybe a bit early, but I am not sure stirtha11 why in your continuation you didn't do Qxb3... The pawn would promote I think and at least take a rook. I don't know
Looking at it, 4.g4+ was the move hard to spot, as 4.Rxh7+ directly gives the advantage to black. Of course and engine will easily find this.
Given that Aronian missed h6 in his game with Kramnik a couple of days earlier, maybe Radjabov should have given it a try!
I don't deserve the credit. I was watching it live on chess.com and someone wrote the line. I forgot it but remembered g4+ and the rest was easy to figure
Qd4, Rxd4 and he (black) is lost once more?
deepkimoPalo Alto, CA, United States
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