Thursday Chess Puzzle: Find Simple Killer Move

We have a nice game from the Yerevan Chess Olympiad held in 1996. A Bishop is a long-range missile that is priceless as a fianchetto and often when huddled together with a pawn in an open game. Check the position on the left that came up between Peter Leko and Lendwai. White to play and win. See the full game with Chess King.





Leko Peter (HUN) (2630) – Lendwai Reinhard (AUT) (2370)

Result: 1-0
Site: Yerevan (Armenia)
Date: 1996

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.¤f3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.¤xd4 ¤f6 5.¤c3 ¤c6 6.¥g5 ¥d7 7.£d2 ¤xd4 8.£xd4 £a5 9.f4 h6 10.¥xf6 gxf6 11.O-O-O ¦c8 12.¥e2 £c5 13.£d2 e6 14.¥f3 ¥e7 15.¢b1 ¦c7 16.f5 b5 17.¤e2 e5 18.¤c3 ¥c6 19.£e2 a6 20.¤d5 ¥xd5 21.¦xd5 £c4 22.¦hd1 ¢d7 23.£d2 ¦hc8 24.c3 ¦c6 25.£e3 £a4 26.¦1d3 ¥f8 27.¥d1 £a5 28.¥b3 £b6 29.£g3 ¢e8 30.¦d1 a5 31.¦5d3 £c7 32.£g8 ¦b6 33.¦g3 ¦d8 34.¦g7 ¦d7 35.¦h7 d5 36.¥xd5 ¦b8 37.¦h8 £c5 38.¥c6

Bc6 is the killer move upon which Black resigned because if the Queen captures the Bishop, then White gives checkmate with Qxf8.

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