Last week I had the pleasure of attending the finals of the Secondary Interschool Championships at Brighton Grammar and was pleasantly surprised by the high standard of play.  The Melbourne High boys in particular dominated the event and occupied all the top boards at the tournament.

Chui v Tanner

Chui v Tanner

I recorded some of the games on my iPhone (using Shredder Classic – a very good app.) and noted in particular the game between Willian Chui and Michael Tanner.  William (white) had been building up a big attack on the kingside and had his pieces placed menacingly around the black King.  I was looking over his shoulder pondering how he could best bring the attack to a successful conclusion when William beat me to it and found a pretty combination to win the game.  Can you spot it also?   Read on to the hint if you need help.

White to play and win.

White to play and win.

HINT: When looking for a combination it helps to look at all checks …. no matter how “silly” they may appear.












1.Qxg7+! Rxg7 2.Rh8+ Rg8 3.Rxg8#.

3 Responses to “Jammo’s Chess Puzzle #9”

  1. September 14, 2009 at 4:04 pm, Carl Gorka said:

    3.Bh6 is another nice mate

  2. September 22, 2009 at 6:16 pm, Smart Dolphins Chess said:

    1.Bh6 1-0

  3. September 22, 2009 at 6:20 pm, Brizz said:

    1.Kh3 looks natural to me