Friday, 25 May 2007

Friday chess puzzle 7

Petrosian Ivkov chess 1979

This week's Friday chess puzzle is from Tigran Petrosian vs. Boris Ivkov 1979. The position is quite well known, so apologies if you've seen it before.

The question is: how did Petrosian, White to play, force a quick checkmate?

3 comments:

hisbestfriend said...
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hisbestfriend said...

Rd4 Taking Bishop. Pawn or Rook takes Rook.
Re5+ (Taking pawn if it is still there)
Kg4 Taking Knight (forced)
h3++

I think this is correct, I am not posting with my computer.

rd said...

I'm also inclined to think that -

Rxd4, to which black has to take with either pawn or rook, then the Re5+, forcing the Kxg4. That would be the longest, most painful route for black. Yes?

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