2010-07-01

Attacking Chess Puzzle of the week - 2010-07-01

Answer to last weeks Puzzle:


1...Bxh3 starts an attack on White's king.  If White ignores the threat then Black will followup with 2...Bxg2++.  If White plays 2. gxh3 then 2...Qxh3 3. Qh2 Qxh2++.

White would try sacrificing his Queen for a Rook and Bishop - but this failed because the Rook on d1 is hanging.  2. Qxf2 Qxf2 3. gxh3 Qf3+ with a fork on the King and the Rook.

2. Qh2 is another try but it fails to 2...Rxg2 3. Qxd6 Rxa2 and the discovered check wins.

This weeks puzzle:


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