(Bonus Puzzle Inside!) Today's Daily Puzzle: Double Check Forcing Moves

(Bonus Puzzle Inside!) Today's Daily Puzzle: Double Check Forcing Moves

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Happy Monday everyone! We start out the week nice and easy. In today's puzzle notice that white has threats to open up the h-file and also deliver a double-check on e7. But move order matters. Always be on the look out for the move order that gives your opponent the least options. It also makes it easier to calculate! Should white take the knight now to open up the h-file or wait until later?

The moral of the story? Double-check (pun absolutely intended) all forcing moves first! How did you do today? Comment below!

 

Bonus Puzzle

As I often do, I've posted below a bonus puzzle for you to solve. If you're interested in trying to solve it, send me a private message (click my user name and the envelope icon to send a message) with your proposed solution (just the first move will do). If you are right, I'll give you a shout-out in tomorrow's post! If you want to solve the entire puzzle with all possible moves, I will also give you a bonus shout-out!

A few ground rules as always:

1. Do NOT post the solution in the comment section below.

2. Send me a PRIVATE MESSAGE (click my profile name and click the envelope icon to send a message) with the solution to the puzzle. I only need the first move. If you correctly solve the entire puzzle with all variations, I'll give you a bonus shout-out.

3. Don't use a computer for assistance. Try to solve these puzzles on your own!

Now for today's bonus puzzle. White to move with serious advantage:

Good luck! Solution will be posted tomorrow.

Nick