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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #229

January 10, 2016

White to play and win

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Sakharov v Cherepkov, 36 USSR Chmps, 1968-69

Solution

A nice puzzle, with some good calculation needed. 1 Bh7+! Kh7[] (1…Kh8 2 Rh4 and there is a threat of the same tactic as in the main line: Bmoves+ Rh8+ Qh6+Qg7mate) 2 Rh4+

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If 2…Kg6 then 3 Rg4+; if 2..Kg8 then 3 Rh8+! Kh8[] 4 Qh6+ mates next move.

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