Friday, April 29, 2005
Chess is Hard
So my two wins from this month's tournament turn out to be more complicated than I thought, and I haven't finished analysing them yet. Games _usually_ turn out to be more complicated than I first thought.
In the meantime, here's one more Henri Rinck composition from the little book I've been carrying around. White to play and win (from "O'pinio" 1934). Solution is a couple of paragraphs down.
What, are you kidding? Of course I didn't solve it. Chess is hard!
Solution: 1.Qb6+ Kb4 2.Qa5+! Kc5 (if 2...Kxa5 3.Nc6#) 3.Qc3+ Kd5 4.Qc6+ Ke5 (4...Kxd4 5.Qd6#) 5.Qe6+ Kf4 6.Qf6+ Kg3 7.Qh4+! Kxh4 8.Nf5#. Notice the really nifty echo of the mate in the note to Black's second move.
I'll try to get a game posted on the weekend.