Rich As A King

Friday, September 21, 2012

Classic tactic review


White to move. What is the best continuation for White?

Capablanca - Steiner (Los Angeles, 1933), presented by Andreas

r2q2r1/pp2n1kp/2p1pp2/4p2Q/4P2N/2PP4/P1P3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 17

4 comments:

gutscheine zum ausdrucken said...

very good post

pht said...

1. Rxf6 looks good.

Yancey Ward said...

Simply has to be 1.Rxf6 to start, doesn't it? White has a second rook ready to come to f1, and getting rid of the f-pawn and getting the black king on f6 cuts off the immediate retreat through f8/e8. However, this looks really complicated, and I don't have time to investigate it in detail this morning.

Lucymarie said...

This is certainly not an exhaustive analysis, but 1. Rxf6 certainly looks
good.

1. Rxf6 Kxf6 2. Rf1+ Nf5 (2. .. Kg7 3. Rf7+ Kh8 4. Rxh7#) 3. exf5 Ke7 4.Qxh7+ Kd6 5. fxe6