A chess puzzle from today’s Dortmund tournament

allanbeardsworth

A lovely finish from Fabiano Caruana who is on 2/2 after today’s second round at Dortmund.

White to play and win

Solution

Examine all biffs leads to 1 Re7!, noting that the Rg7 is LPDO, so the Bf7 is truly pinned.

If 1…Kb8, defending the pc7, then 2 Ba6 mates trivially. So 1..Qe7 when-still!- 2 Ba6! and Pono was kind enough to play 2…Ka6, permitting 3 Qa8 mate.

View original post

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


%d bloggers like this: