White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

Greed in chess can be very dangerous. In this game Black gobbled up two offered rooks by White and paid the price: Brask-Gustafson, 1943:1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd3 Nf6 5.Bg5 dxe4 6.Bxe4 c5 7.Nf3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Qa5 9.Bxf6 Bxc3+ 10.bxc3 Qxc3+ 11.Qd2 Qxa1+ Better was equality with 11...Qxd2+ 12.Kxd2 gxf6 13.Nb5 Na6 14.Nd6+ Ke7 15.Nxc8+ Raxc8 16.Bxb7 Rcd8+ 17.Ke3 Nb4, but Black wanted more..12.Ke2 Qxh1 and now how did White finish Black off? See Diagram.

13.Nxe6 (Actually, Black resigned here!) Nd7 14.Nxg7+ Kf8 15.Ne6+ fxe6 16.Qd6+ Kg8 17.Qxe6+ Kf8 18.Qe7+ Kg8 19.Qg7#


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