Puzzling on how to get that castled king

john4000
john4000
Nov 18, 2014, 12:36 PM |
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It's always nice to pry open files and checkmate a castled king. If you solve the puzzle, you'll get the whole game plus my analysis, and see how black gets into dire straits by a combination of (1) pointlessly attacking my pieces when there is no follow up or positional advantage to be had; (2) retreating too early and unnecessarily in response to my pawn storm, thereby sidelining pieces; (3) refusing to give up material even when a piece sacrifice gave the best chance of defence; and (4) gifting me a tempo by moving pieces on the queenside when I'm clearly setting up a mating attack on the kingside.

But then, I shouldn't complain, because I like checkmating people. Here's the puzzle: