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Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

White has an advantage in mobility. How best to pursue a win here?


The key is that a6 pawn. 1.Rc6 Nf4 Can’t take 1...bxc6 2.Qxa6+ Kb8 3.Qa7# 2.Qf1 Qd5 3.Rxa6+ Kb8 4.Ba7+ Ka8 5.Be3+ Kb8 6.Nc6+ bxc6 6...Qxc6 7.Rxc6 bxc6 8.Qa6 7.Ra8+ Kxa8 8.Qa6+ Kb8 9.Qa7#

 

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