Chess Puzzle of the Week (197)

In this wonderfully chaotic position White is a full rook up but is faced with some scary threats. He decided to offer his queen by playing Qf3 here.

I have two questions for you:

  1. Was this his best move, and, if not, what would you prefer instead?
  2. How should Black reply to Qf3?

I’ll tell you when, where and by whom this game was played next week. At least one of my readers will undoubtedly recognise it.

If you haven’t seen the position before and have any views as to the answers to my questions, do please get in touch.