Chess Puzzle of the Week (117): Solution

The game Kulaots – Antonsen (Borup 2010) concluded 21. Rxa7!! Rxa7 22. Bg5!, winning either king or queen because Qxg5 would be met by Nxf7+. Themes: deflection (twice), decoy, trapping a piece, knight fork, back rank mate.

This position was taken from A Modern Guide to Checkmating Patterns (New in Chess), by Vladimir Barsky, which I’ll be reviewing for British Chess News within the next few weeks.