Black to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

This is a fairly straightforward mating attack by Black. It had better be, because White is threatening to win with Qxe5+. It’s a great visualization test because it takes 9 moves.

The finish was by Minckwitz a century ago: 1...Rh8+ 2.Kg2 Bh3+ 3.Kh1 Bf1+ 4.Qh2 Rxh2+ 5.Kxh2 Rh6+ 6.Nh5+ Rxh5+ 7.Kg3 Rh3+ 8.Kg4 f5+ 9.Kg5 Be7#


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