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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 175

November 16, 2015

White to play and win


Zinn v Matulovic, Maribor 1967




In the game, White played 1 Qe4, and eventually won; and I found 1 Rg6! a which is stronger, and wins the queen- Black's best is 1…Bb7+ 2 Nb7 Qg6 3 Qh4+ +-.

However, White has the far prettier 1 Rg8+!!

It is the same idea as 1 Rg6, but far, far prettier.

My engine hasn't got a sense of humour though: it says 1 e6!! is even stronger, mate in 16 in fact.



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