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Chess Puzzle for March 26th, 2014

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Chess Puzzle with FIDE Master Dennis Monokroussos

Greetings again!

After a bit of a hiatus, we resume our series. We left off last time with a little chess puzzle:

Howell-Bitalzadeh Chess Puzzle

White has a very nice way to win here, by creating a battery with his queen and bishop on the b1-h7 diagonal. The only problem is that Black can close this diagonal with .f5, and that gives us the hint we need to win:

17.Nf6+! If Black takes, then 18.Bd3+ Kh8 19.Qe4 forces mate or …

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