White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

An interesting position from Baleri Beim’s Chess Recipes from the Grandmaster’s Kitchen. White can win, lose or draw from this position, all depending on the first move.

1.Rd6 It's only a draw after 1.Nxg4 Kh5; And it's a loss for White after 1.Qxg4+ Kh7 and Black even gets winning chances against 1.Qf8 Rg8 2.Qd6 Qxd6 3.Rxd6+ Kh5 4.Nxg4 Rxg4+ 5.Kf2 Rb4 1...Qxd6 2.Qxg4+ Kf7 3.Qxg7+ Kxg7 4.Nf5+ Kf8 5.Nxd6 and wins easily.


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