Sparkling Chess Combination: Kosteniuk – Carron 1-0

This special chess puzzle comes to you from a historic event: For the first time in Switzerland’s 113-year chess history, a woman has been able to win both the women’s and men’s national chess titles. Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has conquered the top step on both podiums last week in Grächen, Switzerland. Read all about it at The position is from the game Kosteniuk – Carron, Grächen 2013. White plays and wins.

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Kosteniuk – Carron

Result: 1-0
Site: Grächen, Switzerland
Date: 2013

[…] 1.♘g6+ hxg6 (1…♔g8 2.♘fe7+ ♕xe7 3.♘xe7+) 2.hxg6+ ♔g8 3.♖h8+ ♔xh8 4.♕h3+ ♔g8 5.♕h7+ ♔f8 6.♕h8# (6.♕xg7#)

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