Cool Chess Puzzle: White Wins Easily

A simple puzzle from the game Hoiberg – Paasikangas. White has a killer move that has no escape: It either leads to Black getting checkmated, or simply being a piece down. Can you spot it?




Hoiberg – Paasikangas

Result: 1-0
Site: Eksjoe
Date: 1991

[…] 1.£xd7+ ¢xd7 2.¥b5+ ¢c8 3.¥a6# Of course, if Black tries to play 1… Kf8 and not take the Queen after 1.Qxd7 then, automatically Black is piece down as White can run the Bishop on e5 to safety from the Black Queen on g5

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