Quick Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Winning Move in Etienne Bacrot vs Lother Vogt

A puzzle with a magic chess move. What is White’s biggest chance at winning this position from the game Etienne Bacrot vs Lother Vogt, Arusa, 1996.


Etienne Bacrot vs Lother Vogt

Result: 1-0
Site: Arusa
Date: 1996

[…] 1.♖g6 wins in all variations for example

1.♗xh7+ actually only draws with best play 1…♕xh7 2.♖g6+ ♗g7 3.♕xg5 ♖d7 4.h4 d3

1…♕xg6

1…hxg6 2.♗c4+ ♕f7 3.♕xg6+ ♗g7 4.♗xf7+ ♔h8 5.d7 ♖f8 (5…♖xd7 6.♕h5+ ♗h6 7.♕xh6#) 6.♕h5+ ♗h6 7.♕xh6#

2.♗xg6 hxg6 3.♕xg6+ ♗g7 4.♕e6+ ♔h7 5.d7 d3 6.♔f1 ♗c3 7.♕e7+ ♔g6

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