07 May 2013

Yep, the Gift is There

I had this nice position in my fourth or fifth (and therefore last) blitz game this morning.

White to move


  1. Ah, the greek gift :)
    1. Bxh7+ Kxh7 2. Ng5+ Kg6 3. Qc2+ and now
    3 … f5 4. exf6+ Kxf6 5. Qxc5 +-
    3… Kh5 4. Dh7+ Kg45. f3#

    1. I finished with 5.Qh3# The pawn move works as well.

      At first, during the game, I was looking at Qc2+ with the idea of following with Qxc5, and then I noticed that I could win a lot more than the pawn.