#Chess Positions Worth Sharing! 117

Tonight’s puzzle comes from Hikaru Nakamura vs. Robert Lee Hess, 2012 US Championship in St Louis. GM Robert Hess has just played move 30… Kh8. What did GM Nakamura play for white’s 31st move? What is white’s best move?

#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 30

What is black’s best move? The puzzle above appeared on the board on move 17. [Event “SocialChess”] [Site “Internet”] [Date “2017.04.25”] [Round “-“] [White “sgshawn “] [WhiteElo “”] [Black “chessmusings “] [BlackElo “”] [Result “0-1”] 1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 d5 6.exd5 Nf6 7.Qb3 Bd6 8.Nf3 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 10.Nbd2 Nc5Continue reading “#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 30”