Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I came across this puzzle the other day.

White to play and win.

1. Rh5! is decisive. (1. Qxc3 does nothing and leaves white a pawn down).

After the forced 1... gxh5, black's king is horribly exposed.

2. Rg5+! is the winning move.

As 2... Kh8 (forced) is met with 3. Qh6#.