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Insane chess - puzzle 8

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  • Insane chess - puzzle 8

    White to move.
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  • #2
    Feels like we (as white) are busted!
    Relatively best seems to be 1.h6.

    So the insanity here must be some sort of a trap for an unwary black to fall .

    Anyways this escapes me. I am going to Mediterranium for a 10 days cruise. Maybe some more clever person will come out with the solution (although I have doubts...)
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    • #3
      Yes 1. h6 is the best try and it appears to be a very serious one. Two lines go like this:

      position after 1. h6 Rg8 2. hxg7 Rxg7 3. Rad1 Bd7 4. Qh5+ Rf7 5. Kg2 Qb8 6. Qh2 Bd6 7. Nf6+ Kd8 8. Nxd7 Rxd7 9. Qh6 Ng6 10. Nxf5 exf5 11. Bxf5 Kc8 12. Qxh7 Nce7 13. Bxg6 Nxg6 14. Qxg6 Qb6 15. Qe4 Qb7 16. Rd5 Kb8 17. Bd4 Be7 18. Rff5 Rxd5 19. Rxd5 c5 20. g6 Ka7 21. Qxe7 Qxe7 22. Bxc5+ Qxc5 23. Rxc5 Rg8 24. Rg5 Rg7 25. Kg3 Kb6 26. Kf4 Ka5 27. Kf5 Rg8 28. g7 Kb4 29. Kf6 Ka3 30. Kf7



      position after 1. h6 Rg8 2. Rad1 Bd7 3. hxg7 Rxg7 4. Qh5+ Rf7 5. Kg2 Qb8 6. Qh2 Bd6 7. Nf6+ Kd8 8. Nxd7 Nxd7 9. Qh6 Re7 10. Bf6 Nxf6 11. gxf6 Rf7 12. Nxf5 Nb4 13. Qg5 Kd7 14. Nh6 Qf8 15. Be4 Re8 16. Rf2 Kc8 17. a3 Nd5 18. Bxd5 exd5 19. Nxf7 Qxf7 20. Qxd5 Rf8 21. Qa8+ Kd7 22. Qf3 Qg6+ 23. Kf1 Qg5 24. f7 Qg7 25. a4 bxa4 26. Qh3+ Kd8 27. Qh4+ Kc8 28. Qxa4 Qh6 29. Qxa6+ Kd8 30. Qa8+ Kd7 31. Qf3 Qg6 32. Qh3+ Qe6 33. Qxh7 Qe5 34. Qh3+ Qe6 35. Qxe6+ Kxe6
      I'm currently looking at 3..Bd6 lines. However, I might have missed something in 3..Bd7 ones above. You know...that's kind of a lot to cover Please contribute, anyone else?
      Skype chess coaching? Send a message!
      Ever heard of The Hook and Ladder trick? Please refer to the famous game by Andriej Hook and James Ladder.
      Play as if you didn't understand chess. People always fear what they don't understand.

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      • #4
        Hello.Back in the cold and snowy North again...with comments:

        In the line you promoted: 1. h6 Rg8 2. hxg7 Rxg7 3. Rad1 Bd7 4. Qh5+ Rf7 5. Kg2 Qb8 6. Qh2 Bd6 7. Nf6+ Kd8 8. Nxd7
        it is now much better to take back with the knight 8... Nxd7! with one possible and exciting variation proceeding:
        9.Qh6 Qb6 10.Qxe6 Re7 11.Bf6 Nxf6 12.Qxf6 Qxe3 13.Qf8+ Re8 14.Rxd6+ Kc8 15.Qxf5+ Kb7 16.Rd3 Qe7 17.Rd7 Qb4 18.a3 Qh4 19.Rxh7 Re2+ 20.Rf2 Rxf2+ 21.Qxf2 Qxg5+ 22.Qg3 Qd5+ 23.Kh3 Rc8 and black is winning.

        Also the line 3...Bd6 4.Qh5+ Rg6 5.Kf2 Qe7 6.Nf6+ Kd8 7.Nxh7 Qg7 8.Ke2 Bd7 9.Ng2 Qe7 10.Nf4 Rg7 11.Nf6 Kc8 12.Qh6 Kb7 seems good enough for black advantage.


        About the other line: 1. h6 Rg8 2. Rad1 Bd7 3. hxg7 Rxg7 4. Qh5+ Rf7 5. Kg2 Qb8 6. Qh2 Bd6 7. Nf6+ Kd8 8. Nxd7 Nxd7 9. Qh6 Re7? is a mistake that hands the advantage to white. Instead 9... Qb6! transposes to the favourable line above.

        Here the alternative defence: 2...Bd6 3.hxg7 Rxg7 4.Qh5+ Rg6 5.Kf2 fxe4 6.Bxe4 Qxg5 7.Qxg5 Rxg5 8.Bxe5 Nxe5 is very good for black.

        All in all I would say that we, as white, are swtill very much busted
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