Chess Puzzle of the Week (210): Solution

Monday’s puzzle was from an online game between Jack Thompson and Andrew Hebron.

Andrew concluded as follows:

19… Bxe4! 20. Rxf8+ (20. Rxe4 Bd4+! 21. Rxd4 Qe3+ 22. Kh1 Rxf1+ 23. Nxf1 Qxd4) (20. Nxe4 Bd4+ 21. Kh1 Qxe4!) 20… Rxf8 21. Rxe4 (21. Qe2 Bd4+ 22. Kh1) 21… Bd4+! 0-1 (22. Kh1 would have been met by Qxe4!.)

An attractive back rank mate tactic. Congratulations to Andrew, and to everyone who found the solution to the puzzle.

Wednesday’s online blitz arena was again very successful (but not for me!) so we’ll be back again next week. Do come and join us. It’s free to sign up for and join our team.