Black to move and win!
This is a position from a blitz game I played earlier this evening. This probably isn’t the most difficult puzzle but should entertain and delight.
Geoff Frost brought this great puzzle to our attention.
Pal Benko bet Bobby Fischer that he could not find mate in 3 in 30 minutes. Bobby lost the bet, asked for another 30 minutes and lost again.
This interesting position comes via Jeremy:
The England Open team had a good 2½-1½ win against Israel on Tuesday (2nd October), at the Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. But one that got away was David Howell’s game against Emil Sutovsky. Here is the position at a critical point (after 26. Re1-e2…), with Howell (Black) to move):
Here he played 26…Rfe8, allowing White to play Nf4 and then Rd1, consolidating (though I assume it’s still much better for Black) – the game ended as a draw.
Can you do better than our grandmaster in this position?! There are actually two very strong continuations. Solutions in a few days!
White to play. Any hope for black?