Arjun Erigaisi set to face Giri, Dubov, Yangyi and co. at 5th Shenzhen Masters 2024

The fifth edition of Shenzhen Masters 2024 starts today. Arjun Erigaisi will be the sole Indian taking part in this event. Anish Giri (NED) who won the third edition in 2019, will be the highest rated player in the field. The winner of the fourth edition in 2021, Yangyi Yu is the highest rated Chinese player in the mix. Former World Rapid champion, Daniil Dubov will also be seen in action. The remaining four players are - Vladislav Artemiev, Xiangzhi Bu (CHN), Qun Ma (CHN) and Xiangyu Xu (CHN). Arjun got number one at the draw of lots. He will face Xiangyu in the first round. Round 1 starts today at 3 p.m. local time, 12:30 p.m. IST. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

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In the position below, if it had been Black's turn to play, White would achieve mate in three moves with 1...Kg1 2.Ne2+ Kh1 3.Nf2#. However, it is White to play in the diagram; White can't pass their turn, nor is there a waiting move to retain the favourable position. Hence, White has to use more moves to mate Black. Can you see how?

Hannes Baumann, Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 2017

White to play and mate in 7

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