Our friends at @chessdom have issued a brain challenge to all. Find mate in 10 moves!
White to move!
I have found only mate in 11.
Alena, I can't say for certain that 1.Bxg7 is the right first move, but I think you should take the knight with the second move for white.
Yes, if 1.Bxg7 is the right first move, I think after 1. ...f6, white takes at h3 leads to mate in 10 or less. My problem right now is if black doesn't play 1. ...f6- there are a lot of variations and I simply can't discount them all.
I think the critical line, if 1.Bxg7 is correct, is 1.Bg7 Nf4!- this is the line I can't quite clarify - do you take at e5 or do you retreat the rook to h6? Right now, I think 2.Rh6 is the way forward- I can see mate in 10 in that line, but I can't be sure I am picking the right moves for black without doing a hell of a lot work closing the variations out.
A tough problem with many variations. I can safely say 1.Bg7 Nf4 2.Re5 is mate in no less than 12 moves total- and maybe more- still not sure I found all of black's best moves. Will look at 2.Rh6 in the morning.
This game took place earlier between Webster University Senior Ray Robson & GM Izoria
Be sure to find the main line in addition to the more prosaic wins- in other words, also find black's best moves, too.
It is a double chess tactic night!
Caruana has just played 64.Bb7??. Can you find the reply Ms. Yifan should have played?
This was one of the chess problems in the recent Arves Studies Solving Tournament. How does white win this?
This is from the US Championship: Onischuk v Akobian
This is among the first ending studies I ever encountered as a teenager decades ago. How does white win?
Long time commenter Cortex gave me this puzzle here on Susan's site in 2014 or there about as a challenge.
Yu Yangyi versus Ray Robson (Millionaire Chess 2014)
what if you do 1. Qb1?? and your opponent does ..c1=Q!! then white is screwed.
For me, this is Rambo Attack Tactic [ 1) R5e8+!! Kh7 2) Qxd2! R8xd2 3) Rexa8 ~ Black resigned 1-0 ]