Winning Chess Moves: Jonkman vs Nepomniachtchi, 1/18/2007

Ian Nepomniachtchi scored an impressive 10/13 in the 2007 edition of Corus Group C Tournament played in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands from the 13th-28th of January. However, his strong performance was only good enough for a second place finish as Michal Krasenkow took first with 10.5/13.

Today’s puzzle comes from round 5 where Harmen Jonkman (white) has just played 46. Bf1. Ian Nepomniachtchi seizes the opportunity to initiate a mate in 6! What does Nepomniachtchi play and how can black force checkmate?

Black move and mate in 6 from Jonkman – Nepomniachtchi, Corus Group C in Wijk aan Zee, R5 1/18/2007.

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