The won game.....

  • #1

    I thought this was pretty 

  • #2

    Nice puzzle.  Was this from your actual game?

  • #3

    Are we supposed to write the answers here?  I thought that I was supposed to make the comment "easy" no matter how many attempts.

  • #4
    AaronGo wrote:

    Nice puzzle.  Was this from your actual game?

    Yes - I had actually just gotten off of a long string of tactic trainer problems and literally forgot that I wasn't on TT until I saw the 'submit' button - because it felt more like a puzzle than a real game. 

     

    Yes, Jamie, you're right.....can I make multiple answers? 

  • #5

    I remember looking at that line when I was trying to resolve it myself - but winning the minor piece is sufficient for the game since (as you indicated) there are immediate ways of stopping the pawn, and if White isn't going to promote, there's no justification of the sacrifice except to prolong everyone's misery. 

  • #6

    After 2 Nxh2+ gxh2, 3 Rg6+ can still play for some tricks. It looks like she will be down a piece still, but black may still need to show a little technique to make sure she can eventually queen one of her pawns. It's certainly winning though.

  • #7

    I liked 1...Rh8, which seems to leave black up an exchange and a pawn after 2. Ne1 Kg5! (the rook is trapped) 3. Rf3 g2+ 4. Kxh2 Bg4+, when e6 will also fall. It's just about as good as 1...Rc8 2. Nxh2+ gxh2 3. Rxg6+.

    However, 1...Rc8 2. Nxh2+ Kg5! wins all of white's pieces for nothing.

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