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I'm trying to figure out how you guys think this is anyway useful for white? no check-mate, no advantage. no nothing! In the end white is short a pawn and the rook whereas all black lost is a rook.
If you play it out on a good chess program, you will see that its all for positional advantage. There there are further piece exhanges that in the end leaves white with 1 pawn up and which he will be able to capitalize on.
white can get a pawn up and good position with one move - its Qxa7
I am with Kavitsa on this one (see his comment) Qxa7
Just tested Qxa7 with Arena/Houdini chess engine and that works too. End game leaves white with a pawn up which is decisive.
Why not 5. Qf7+ Kh8 6. Qh7#?
Are you looking at the same puzzle I'm looking at?
i agree. seems to br the easy choice
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