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IM Arnold Denker won in 7 moves.His next move is 2.????


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #1

    yeres30

    White to move (Position after 12.Nxf6+ gxf6)


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #2

    Boogalicious

    Okay, I have 2 ideas.

    1) 2.Bxh7+ Kxh7 3.Qh5+ Kg7 4.Qh6+ Kf7 (...Kh8, I'm not sure of the follow-up) 5.Qxf6+ Ke8 6.Qxf8+...with checkmate or Black resigning sure to follow.

    or..

    2) 2.Qh5 (threatening mate on h7). Black is unable to play 2...f5, blocking the d3-bishop, due to 3.Bxd8, but after 3...Rf7 or 3...Qd7, I can't see a continuation for White.

    Thanks for the puzzle!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #3

    yeres30

    Boogalicious wrote:  Okay, I have 2 ideas.

    1) 2.Bxh7+ Kxh7 3.Qh5+ Kg7 4.Qh6+ Kf7 (...Kh8, I'm not sure of the follow-up) 5.Qxf6+ Ke8 6.Qxf8+...with checkmate or Black resigning sure to follow.

    or..

    2) 2.Qh5 (threatening mate on h7). Black is unable to play 2...f5, blocking the d3-bishop, due to 3.Bxd8, but after 3...Rf7 or 3...Qd7, I can't see a continuation for White.

    Thanks for the puzzle!



  • 3 months ago · Quote · #4

    Boogalicious

    Wow, that was brilliant analaysis/explanation/puzzle. 

    Yes, 4.Rxf6+ is very logical. 

    Thank you, I look forward to the next one :)

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #5

    shah83

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #6

    Chesscoaching

    For what it's worth...


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