Chess Puzzle of the Week (208): Solution

In the game Nisipeanu – Sipila (Chennai Olympiad 2022) White won in spectacular fashion: 22. Nxf7! Kxf7 23. Rd7+! Nxd7 24. Rxd7+ Kf6 (24… Kg8 25. Qg6) 25. Qh7! Rg8 26. Be7+ Kf7 (26… Ke5 27. f4#) 27. Bh4+ Kf8 (27… Ke8 28. Re7+ Kf8 29. Qg6) 28. Qg6 Qxa4 29. Be7#.

Well done if you solved this correctly. I’ll give full marks to anyone getting as far as 25. Qh7!.

Here’s the complete game for you to play through (click on any move for a pop-up window).