This is a lovely chess position from the game Rossolimo – Riceman, Puerto Rico, 1967. There are three cool ways to win this position. You can win with both 1.Qxe6 and 1.Rh3. Can you find a third elegant and magic move win?


Rossolimo – Riceman

Result: 1-0
Site: Puerto Rico
Date: 1967
[…] 1.♕g6 Threatening immediate checkmate on h7 (1.♕xe6 fxe6 2.♘g6+ hxg6 3.♖h3#)
1.♖h3 gxf6 (1…h6 2.♕g6 and we follow the same lines) 2.♕f5 ♕c2 3.♘d3
1…hxg6 (1…fxg6 2.♘xg6+ hxg6 3.♖h3#)
1…gxf6 2.♕xf6+ ♔g8
2…♘g7 3.♖g3 ♖g8 (3…♕xe5 4.dxe5 ♖g8 5.♕xf7) 4.♘xf7+ ♕xf7 5.♕xf7
3.♖g3+ ♘g7 4.♕xg7#
1…♕c2 2.♖h3 ♘g5 (2…♕xg6 3.♘xg6+ fxg6 4.♖xh7#) 3.♕xg5 gxf6 4.♕xf6+
(1…♘g5 2.♕xg5) 2.♖h3#