Last week we left you by this endgame study composed by RTCC and former RJCC star Caspar Bates.
Here’s the solution:
The natural move 1. bxa8Q only leads to a draw so:
1. a7 c1Q
2. axb8Q Kh7
Threatening Qh6#: it seems like White has no good checks, but…
3. Qh8+ Kxh8
Black cannot avoid checkmate.
This week’s puzzle was something GM Bogdan Lalic posted on his Facebook page recently. Choose a move for Black.