Friday, October 16, 2009

Calculation Puzzle

queen sacBlack to Play and Win

Looking through Chess Review from 1956, I came across the forgotten amateur game Collins - Rankis, New York State Championship 1956 (PGN here). In the position above, Black is up a pawn and can eventually win by many means, but the puzzle really asks you to find Black's most stunning, artistic, and forceful method.

1 comment:

ADH said...

Very nice.
1. Qxf3 gxf3
2. Rg6+ Kf1 (If Kh1, then Nf2 mates)
3. Bh3+ Ke2
4. Rg2+ Kd3
5. Rd8+ Bd4 N
6. Ne5++