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Comment deleted on 05-Apr-11, 10:45.
Black's 4th move 4.Qf3+
Moving rook at 4.Rxf5 is not appropriate as White will sacrifice it's queen for a checkmate. i.e. 4.Rxf5 5.xf5 Qxe7 6.Rb8 following a mate in about 3..
I faced this question, thought someone else will face too.... so explained..
Why 5.Ke1 instead of 5. Kg1 ? i don't get it.
Agreed...!! why not 5.Kg1.
Maybe Black realized that 1...Rxg3 was not sound and was playing for a draw, which 5. Kg1 would have done. This puzzle wasn't well thought out IMO
This is an odd puzzle indeed. Oftentimes I've missed the draw option in these puzzles but here I don't see how it's a sound play. It's possible that both colors has an equal advantage/disadvantage with this board so a draw is the most logical move. Still though, black is at more of a disadvantage with the puzzle's play so I'm lost as to its purpose.
if 5. Kg1 then 5. ... Qe3+ 6. Rf2 Qg3+ 7. Rg2 Qe3+ etc
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