A Puzzle - Black to Win (!?)

This is my lastest creation, composed on 9th Feb 2013 Smile


Definitely more than 1 winning continuation but I like the forced line that I showed here because there are free pieces up for grabs on every move but completely ignoring them so the rook can do a 270 degree rotation with the assistance of the queen along the diagonal, note that pushing pawns don't win because the king escapes the double-discovered check!
So many puzzles have minor pieces giving the discovered checks but it's good to let the heavy pieces completely crush on the open board! Cool - note that the white pieces ONLY control light-squares and is the perfect opportunity for black to get dark-squared domination!
BUT - ...
Thanks to some eagle-eyed viewers I found this much quicker win for black Cool Thanks for the comments!


  • 4 years ago


    actually Rd3 is mate.  Not that I found that straight out, the Rd4 fork of the queen seduced me.... nice puzzle - you should submit it (with the one move mate answer)

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks -waller- that's why I wish I had Houdini working to check lol - will make the ammendment now Laughing

  • 4 years ago


    Rd3 is mate in 1, so far as I can see Laughing

  • 4 years ago


    Good example of the given theme

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