Colorado Springs Independent Column #1

You can read the column here (PDF).

Answer:  12.Nd6+ checks the King, and will win the Queen.  If 12…Kf8 to get out of check, white mates with 13. Qxf7#

The only other way to get out of check is 12…Bxd6, which allows 13. Bxd8 winning the Queen for a knight and a bishop. White ends up with a nice material advantage.  From the game Zach Bekkedahl – Tim Brennan, Loveland Open, February 12, 2012

Full game score:

[Event “Loveland Open 2012″]
[Site “Loveland, CO”]
[Date “2012.02.12”]
[Round “3”]
[White “Bekkedahl, Zach”]
[Black “Brennan, Tim”]
[Result “1-0″]
[ECO “B02″]
[WhiteElo “2099”]
[BlackElo “1812”]
[PlyCount “29”]

1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nxd5 4. Bc4 c6 5. Qf3 e6 6. Nge2 Bd6 7. d4 Nd7 8.
Ne4 Bc7 9. Bg5 Ba5+ 10. b4 Bxb4+ 11. c3 Be7 12. Nd6+ Bxd6 13. Bxd8 Kxd8 14.
Bxd5 exd5 15. Qxf7 1-0

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