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I only got this puzzle because the title said white was to draw. I am surprised white gave up so easily. If I were in this position in a game I would be more likely to play Rd4. There is probably a combination I am missing but it seems like a much stronger move.
I cannot see an Immediate threat (forced mate) from black and exchanging rooks would at least reduce the pressure on the bishop.
I will admit that barring any blunders the game does look like it is heading for a draw anyway but to force it without attempting a win seems foolish.
If 1. Rd4 then 1...Rxf2+ either checkmates or at least wins a bishop for black. If after 1...Rxf2+ 2. Kxf2 then 2...Re2+ 3. Kg1 Qe3+ 4. Kh1 Qxf3+ 5. Kg1 Qg2#. If after 1...Rxf2+ 2. Kg1 then at the very least 2...Rf1+ 3. Qxf1 Qxd4+ wins a bishop for black. Please feel free to correct me if I miscalculated or improve or expand on the second line.
The same boring, stupid Queen sac. Get a clue chess.com.
Excellent analysis Bryan!! Here is a picture for those that didn't follow.
What I would add is that after 1...Rxf2 2. Kg1
then 2..Rg2+ 3. Kh1 Qxf3 follows, with threats of discovered check (Rxg3+ followed by Qg2# come to mind) and also Ree2 still, should reinforcements be needed. If White's queen ever leaves the back rank, then Re1# is easy. White can get in a few courtesy checks on Black's King, but White will soon fall.
I find that I made a illogical mistake in viewing the chess problem. Excuse me. Yes I was wrong. White draws. You don't have to show me I am a idiot.
In short - White swapped a Queen for a Bishop and a Pawn?
In the puzzle by Odinnhs, after 1. Qh3+, Kd6, why not 2. Ne4#
Odinnhs just got schooled.
very good! :)
good one again
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