17 Mar 2012

Chess Puzzle - 26

White to move. How should White proceed?


  1. Alright..So this is a nice 1..Well..for the record..I got to know about this site from a Bishop endgame video..So..getting back to the puzzle..White should play Bxf8..If Kxf8..Qh8+ Ke7 and then Rxf7+ Kd8 and now..Qxe8 Kxe8 and then..Rf8+ Ke7 and R1f7#...Now..If in the beginning, it'd have been Rxf8(which is somewhat better, though the fate of the black king remains the same)..I thought on the lines of Nf5 and stuff like that...though ultimately, I couldn't get much outta it..So..then there it was, Bxe6 Qxe6 Qxe6 and black's got to play fxe6 and then Rxf8+..Though I couldn't see a mate there...but a rook and a pawn over a bishop seemed to be a solid advantage..Nice puzzle btw..and do u post these every week or daily?..

    -Just a chess lover

    1. Hello Meet Jain

      Welcome to this blog

      I am glad that you got to know this site from a chess video on youtube.Well, you can also subscribe to that youtube channel for some cool videos.New videos will be uploaded regularly there.Thanks for your answer on this puzzle.I will post these kind of puzzles every day maybe.Keep posting answers.Tell your friends about this blog.Have a nice stay here.

      Thank you!