Monday puzzle / game

Monday puzzle / game

White to play and win

Alekhine is playing White and is a piece and pawn up. However, he has some problems to contend with as

  • 1.Rxc7 loses to 1…Rf1 mate
  • Black is threatening to 1…Qxc1+ followed by 2…Rf1 mate
  • Black is also attacking the rook on d6.

There are a few ways White can maintain a pawn advantage with good winning chances but there is just one stunning way that White can get a totally won position. Can you find it?

Solution