White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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Chess Summer School Day 11. I wish I knew who composed this or even played this. It’s a great breakthrough position, not obvious by any means since Black has two connected pawns on the other side.

1.b4 Kd4 2.a5 bxa5 3.bxa5 Kc5 4.Kg4 c6 5.a6 Kb6 6.c5+ Kxa6 [6...dxc5 7.d6] 7.cxd6 Kb6 8.d7 Kc7 9.dxc6 Kd8 10.Kf5 Ke7 11.Ke4 g4 12.Ke3 f5 13.Kf4 Kd8 14.Kxf5 g3 15.Ke6 g2 16.Kd6 g1Q 17.c7#


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