I just finished off an online blitz game. I thought that I had played well until I ran it past Fritz..... and what a surprise I got!!!!
In the following puzzle, Black is under a huge pressure as below. Now we can all see what is coming. But that is not the question I want to ask. What I want to ask is:
Evaluate and find the best continuation after 1. Rxf5 gxf5 (this is what actually happened in the game).
When you have finished, see what Fritz found in the explanation far below! FYI, I didn't find the correct continuation but there's no stopping the silicon monster.
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1. Rxf5 gxf5 and we reach the position below. How do we proceed?
2. Ne4+!! A shot out of the blue!! Kh8 (forced) (2... Kh6 3. Qg5# naturally)
3. h6 (threatening 4. Qg7#)
and now.... Black is surprisingly mated.
2.... Rg8 is met by Qe5+ with unescapable mate to follow on g7