"White to Move and Lose" - My Positions in Print

"White to Move and Lose" - My Positions in Print

NM CoachJKane
Jul 6, 2015, 5:28 PM |

Hi Chess Friends,

This week my friend and fellow chess coach, Kevin Stokker published "White to Move and Lose." It's an interesting and unique book. It includes 40 chess puzzles, asking you to bust what appears to be a promising combination. Amidst the puzzles the book also includes a neat noir mystery staring a couple of chess players. The book is a fun read and available on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/White-Move-Lose-brilliantly-combinations-ebook/dp/B010MQ8OC2.


Another reason that I enjoyed the book was because three positions from my tournament games were included among the puzzles. The one that  I haven't posted here before is one of the most fun combinations I've had a chance to play in a rated game. I'll present it the way it works in the book. In the position below white sacrificed an exchange, hoping for the line 1. Rxd5 Qxd5 2. Nc5, using the discovered attack to win the black knight on a6. Is this a good combination for white, or is there a flaw? 

Feel free to post answers in the comments and also to purchase the book and support fun, educational and very reasonably priced chess literature.