Friday, September 02, 2011

Chess Puzzle (23) Solution

Answer for puzzle no. 23

The position below arise from a game between Chek Kin Keuw vs Masrin Erowan (2012) at the 6th AMBANK Chess Challange which concluded recently.

Chek Kin Keuw - Masrin Erowan (2012)
AMBANK Chess Challange, Round 7, 23.8. 2011

1.e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. dxe5 dxe5 6. Bc4 h6 7. Be3 Bb4 8. O-O c6 9. Qd3 Qe7 10. Ne2 Nc5 11. Bxc5 Bxc5 12. Ng3 g6 13. Qc3 Nd7 14. a3 a5 15. Ba2 O-O 16. Rfd1 Re8 17. Rd3 Bb6 18. Qd2 Kg7 19. Rd6 Bc7

White  to move and win!

20. Nf5+! 1-0  Black resign because if 20... gxf5  he will be mate on 2  after 21. Qxh6+ Kg8 22. Rg6# checkmate.  fxg6 is not possible because the f-pawn is pinned by white's bishop on a2!



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