Today's (And Saturday's) Daily Puzzle 7/27/20: Unstoppable Fork

Today's (And Saturday's) Daily Puzzle 7/27/20: Unstoppable Fork

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Today's daily puzzle reinforces that you should always calculate forcing moves first. We can see that black's knight could leap in to g5 forking the king and queen but can't white simply take? Turns out it's not that easy:

 

A fairly simple one to start off the week. As I did not post Saturday's puzzle a few days ago which is notoriously the most challenging puzzle day, I've also posted my analysis of this very amazing puzzle from a real game between Kasparov and Smirin. Kasparov sets up a virtually unstoppable mating net with his first move and what ensues is pure brilliance.

I often discuss how you should always look for captures and checks. However, always be on the look out for mating nets. If you can set up a deadly mate, those moves are worth analyzing as well as can be seen below:

 

How did you do on today's (and Saturday's) puzzle? Comment below!

Nick

 

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