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Hey everyone, this is from a recent game I played on chess.com
I sacrificed a lot of material and ended up exposing his King. In the actual game I ended up with a winning position, but I was wondering if there were any defensive outs from my opponent? Or if I could have won more swiftly? I had a couple minutes left on the clock to work it out, but because of the time increment, I knew I could settle for a dominant endgame position without risk of losing on time.
Rd7+ Qe7 Qe5+ looks much stronger
Rd7+ Qe7 f6+ is your best move. all of blacks 3 responses lead to mate:
1) ...Nxf6 Qxf6 Kg8 Rxe7 Rxe7 Qxe7 h6 Bf6 Rh7 Qe8# fairly straight forward with black's moves all made to prevent impending mate.
2) ...Kf7 Pxe7+ Kg7 (Ke6 is met with Rd6# and Nf6 is met with Qxf6 Kg8 Bh6 and followed by an easy bishop/queen mate)
once black's plays Kg7, play continues with Rd8
in this position, you'll find black is unable to move any pieces without white quickly checkmating.
if black exchanges rooks, a 2nd queen is promoted and the game ends very soon after.
if the knight is moved anywhere, white plays Qf6+ Kg8 Rxe8#
if any other pieces is moved, white plays Qf8+ (white will have to find mate on Qf7 if black moved his h-pawn to give himself an escape square)
black's last option was 3) ...Kf8 this is also met with Pxe7+ Kg7 Rd8 etc... and the board stands as it did before.
there it is. thanks for the problem
Thanks for all the solutions guys! I figured there was bound to be mating opportunities there.
I wonder if you saw this one:
That was quite pretty, riuryK! I wish I had seen it.
Yes, it is very pretty but requires black to play the obvious mistake kg8. Since his position is lost anyway that does not seem too unlikely though.
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