# Puzzle of the week #189

Level:
4-Rook
Chess Diagram:

`[Event "Puzzle #189"][Date "2012.03.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6R1/p4r2/1p3r1p/4Qbpk/1P6/P2q2P1/5R1K/2B5 w - - 0 1"]`

The presence of heavy pieces on the board with lots of space to move around is very scary. Now if you add to this Kings under attack, the general feeling one gets is the game could end at any moment with an unexpected combination. This seems to be the case in our position, so your tasks are:
a) Do a quick analysis and propose the best plans you can think of for each side
b) White to move and execute your proposed plan

Total available points for this puzzle is 20. The answers will be published next week together with puzzle #190.

Puzzle #188 solution:
Ephisin - Simagin, Elista, 1995. Interesting number of ideas on how to solve it and only one correct result: Ziyao. Most of the other solvers found sidelines more or less important.
a) White should try to exploit Black's weakness due to the lack of protecting the Kingside pawns by advancing his own pawns to pressure Black's King out of its safe area.
Black should try to eliminate White's passer and create his own passer from his Queenside majority.
b) Solution

`[Event "Puzzle #188"][Date "2012.03.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/3r1nkp/pq1P1p2/1p2rPpP/2pRN1P1/4R3/1P1Q1PK1/8 w - - 0 1"]1.h6+ Nxh6 (1...Kxh6 2.Nxf6 Qc6+ (2...Rxe3 3.Qxe3 Rxd6 4.Ne8! {Black must give up material to avoid mate. White wins}) 3.Kg1 Rxe3 4.Qxe3 Rxd6 5.Qe7 {White wins}) 2.Nxf6 Qc6+ 3.Kg1 Kxf6 4.Rxe5 Kxe5 5.f4+ Kf6 6.fxg5+ Kf7 7.gxh6 {White wins}`

Correct solutions:
Ziyao - 20 points
Philip - 15 points
Derrick - 13 points
Justin, Leo, James - 12 points
Alex - 10 points
Leroy - 8 points
Coco - 5 points

Standings:
Philip - 199 points
Ziyao - 171 points
James - 164 points
Harmony - 147 points
Daniel, Jeffrey - 141 points
Leo - 115 points
Leroy - 113 points
Derrick - 109 points
Alex - 106 points
Coco - 100 points
Kevin - 27 points
Justin - 12 points

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