White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

By now, you must know your first move here! There are many roads to victory, but I’ve picked my favorite one. Find yours.

From a position occurring in Kaila-Kivi, Helsinki, 1949. These are my own favorite two lines: 1.Bxf7+ Kxf7 2.Qb3+ Kg6 [2...Ke8 3.Nxe5 Nbd5 4.Nxd5 Nxd5 5.Qxd5 Qf6 6.d7+ Kd8 7.Bg5 Qxg5 8.Qa5+ Ke7 9.d8Q+ Ke6 10.Qad5+ Kf5 11.Nc6+ Kg6 12.Q8xg5#]3.Nxe5+ Kh5 4.Ne2 Qe8 5.Ng3+ Kh4 6.Nf3+ Kg4 7.h3#


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