White Mates – Problem 26

Mating in this problem is not complex, because White can mate with relatively ease. Rather, the problem is designed to test the ability to spot different mating patterns and mating nets that may be developed from the same initial game position.

DIAGRAM CCKM-P26

               
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
               
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29.Rhg1+
note that Rag1+ would work equally as well
29…Kh5 30.Rg5+
[30.Qg5#
I missed this while playing, a friend showed me later]
30…Kh6 31.Rg3+ Black resigns
[31.Rf5+ Kg6
(31…Kg6 32.Qg5#)
32.Rg1+ Qg3
(32…Qg2 33.Rxg2#)
(32…Qg4+ 33.Rxg4#)
33.Rxg3#]
[31.Rg4+ Kh5
(31…Kh5 32.Qf5+ Kh6 33.Qg5#)
32.Qg5#]
***my intended mate***
31…Kh5 32.Rxh3+
[32.Qg5#]
32…Kg6 33.Rg1#
Did you spot the alternative to 33.Rg1#?
[33.Qf5#]
1-0   mal57-(name witheld), ICC 2003