Originally posted by MilkyJoe
Hmmm. Well the win is forced, just not the moves. I'm an idiot.
Edit: Or is it?
Is there a forced win from the check?
In a Chess study 'White to play and win' means you have to find the
best moves for Black that do not lose on the spot.
Going a Queen down is a White win so Black is forced to play the
best that keep the material even.
In a Chess Prolem it will stipulate how many moves the mate
must be given in. The one above is mate in two - no more than two moves.
Studies can be very beneficial to your game.
Probelms tend to have very ungame like positions.
Here is a problem. White to play and mate in 6 moves.
Don't be put of by the length - set it up and play it out over a board.
Everyone on this site will be able to solve this one.
Actually it quite hard NOT to mate in 6 moves.
It was composed by RÕpke Skakbladet in 1942 (cheers Heinz)