PY Jean-Zotti Chess Puzzle: Find the Winning Attack for White

Here is a nice position from the chess game PY Jean-Zotti. This position came up on the chess board after 12. g5 Nd7. Now, can you find White’s winning attack? Replay the moves in our super Chess King applet to check your solution.

PY Jean – Zotti

Result: 1-0

[…] 1.d4 d5 2.¤f3 ¤f6 3.¥f4 e6 4.e3 ¥e7 5.¤bd2 ¤bd7 6.¥d3 ¤h5 7.¥g3 g6 8.£e2 ¤xg3 9.hxg3 ¤f6 10.¤e5 O-O 11.g4 ¢g7 12.g5 ¤d7 13.¦xh7+ ¢xh7

(13…¢g8 14.¤xg6 fxg6 15.¥xg6 ¥xg5 16.£h5 £f6 17.¤f3 White will recover the piece as the Bishop on g5 falls and White has a winning attack on the Black King with a 0-0-0 castling also coming up to bring the Rook on a1 into play down the h file)

14.£h5+ ¢g8

(14…¢g7 15.£h6+ ¢g8 16.¥xg6 fxg6 17.£xg6+ ¢h8 18.£h6+ ¢g8 19.g6 ¤f6 20.O-O-O ¥b4 21.¦h1 ¥xd2+ 22.¢b1 “again a winning attack” even if you choose to go Bxg6)

15.¤xg6 fxg6 16.£xg6+ ¢h8 17.£h7#

5 Responses to “PY Jean-Zotti Chess Puzzle: Find the Winning Attack for White”

  • Jean Py says:

    C’était en compétition en cadence classique en Championnat de France par équipes de Nationale 3 au premier échiquier du match Montpellier/Marseille en 2012.

    • alexis cochran, nz says:

      wow thanks GM Jean. Here’s the English: It was competing in cadence classic Championnat de France National Team of 3 to the first board game Montpellier / Marseille in 2012. (Google Translate)

  • Dudeirock says:

    Too hard for me but I like the puzzle

  • alexis cochran, nz says:

    Lovely attack. Delightful.

  • srinivas, colombo says:


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