Puzzle of the week #296

Submitted by Eugen on Mon, 04/11/2016 - 23:42

King in the middle

Chess Diagram
[Event "Puzzle #296"][Date "2016.04.11"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r1q1k1r/Q4ppp/2B2n2/8/Pbbp4/1P4P1/2PP1P1P/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1"]
After a very interesting opening battle where white has sacrificed a Knight for 3 pawns we have reached this intriguing position with black to move. Your tasks:
a) Which King is in more danger and why?
b) Can you win this one for black? Write the best line you can think of
Total available points for this puzzle is 20. The answers will be published next time together with puzzle #297.

Puzzle #295 solution:
Game Herzog – Walter, Czechoslovakia 1937. Jalen was the only one to see white's fantastic resource of doing an absolute counter-pin shown at point (c). A combination like this one lives forever.
a) Kd3 placed in the center
b) Absolute pin along the 3rd rank
c) The best line was:
[Event "Puzzle #295"][Date "2016.03.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6rk/6rp/4PR2/pp6/3P4/P1pK1QBq/1b5P/3R4 b - - 0 1"]1.... Rxg3? 2.hxg3 Rxg3 3.Rf8+! Kg7 4.Rg1!!
d) Absolute pin along the g-file
e) White won the game

Correct solutions:
Jalen - 25 points
Deryk - 10 points
Yakov, Aaron, Daniel, Benjamin, Coco, Cody, Bradley - 9 points
Ethan - 5 points

Jalen - 147 points
Bradley - 126 points
Deryk - 95 points
Coco - 93 points
Daniel - 81 points
Benjamin - 75 points
Cody - 63 points
Aaron - 55 points
Yakov - 50 points
Ethan - 38 points
Shya - 10 points
Dheera - 5 points