GM-Level Chess Calculation: Michael Adams – Peter Leko 1-0

Here is a slightly difficult chess puzzle from the game Michael Adams – Peter Leko played in Linares, 1999. Consider all the strategic concepts and calculate as far as you can. White to win.


Michael Adams – Peter Leko

Result: 1-0
Site: Linares
Date: 1999
[…] 1.♘xh6+ gxh6 (1…♔h7 2.♘hxf7 (2.♘exf7)) (1…♔h8 2.♘hxf7+ (2.♘exf7+)) 2.♘g4

2.♕xf6 ♗g7 heads for draw, or at the least no clear win despite a plus for White

2…♘xg4

2…♗g7 3.♘xf6+ (3.♗xf6) 3…♔f8 (3…♗xf6 4.♕xf6 big threats

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3.♕xg4+ ♔h7 4.♕f5+ ♔g8 5.♕f6 ♔h7 (5…♘b3+ 6.axb3 ♕xc3 7.♕xc3 (0:00:11) 5.Qf6) 6.♕h8+ ♔g6 7.h5+

7.♕f6+ ♔h7 (7…♔h5 8.♕f5# (0:00:00) 7.Qf6+) 8.♕h8+ ♔g6 9.h5+ (0:00:01) 6…Kg6
7.♕g8+ ♔f5 8.♖hf1+ ♕f4+ 9.♖xf4+ ♔xf4 10.♕xf7+ ♔g4 11.♕f3+ ♔xh4 12.♗f6# (0:00:07) 6…Kg6

7…… (7…♔g5 8.♕f6+ ♔g4 9.♕f3+ ♔g5 10.♗f6# (0:00:07) 7.h5+) (7…♔f5 8.♕f6+ ♔g4 9.♕f3+ ♔g5 10.♗f6# (0:00:07) 7.h5+)

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