White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

In the game Andreikin-Ashiku, Macedonian League, 2016, White played one move and Black resigned. What was the move?


Seeing the precarious positions of the black knights White played 1.h4! and it was over. If the pawn is captured, then g5 wins a knight. If it isn’t captured, then hxg5 wins a knight. If the king moves over to defend the back rank knight, then that knight is pinned and the other knight goes. Very efficient move!

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