White to Play

Pete Tamburro on

Published in Chess Puzzles

White wins this one, but you have to know how to deal with that rook! It requires planning.

Composed by Platoff. 1.a7 Kb7 2.a8Q+ Kxa8 3.e7 Rg8 If 3...Rd14.Nd3 Rxd3+ 5.Ke4 Rd1 6.e8Q+ Kb7 7.Qxa4 and the queen will easily overcome the rook. 4.Ne6 Re8 5.Nc7+ Ka7 6.Nxe8 a3 7.Nd6 a2 8.e8Q a1Q 9.Qd7+ Ka6 10.Qb7+ Ka5 11.Qb5 mate


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