Best zugzwang ever!

SmarterChess
NM SmarterChess
Oct 26, 2013, 8:19 PM |
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This is a game played by a quickly improving Maor Locker on chess.com.  Maor reached a position with many paths to win, but when we analyzed the position below we realized White is actually in zugzwang!  After going through a few variations with a chess engine Maor has a forced mate in 9 moves -- really a cool position.  See if you can work through the best variations in the comments below.

Maor's profile:  http://www.chess.com/members/view/IWK