Rich As A King

Monday, October 22, 2012

Florence chess tactic

Black to move. How should black proceed?



Anonymous said...

1. ... Rc1
2. Qxc1 Qf2#
2. Qe2 Qxe2+
3. Kxe2 Rxh1
greets, jan

pht said...

My immediate idea here seems correct:

1. ... Rc1!
and this must win a rook, it seems.

2. Qxc1? Qf2#
2. Qg1? Rxg1 3. Rxg1 Qf2#
2. Qh4? Rxh1 3. Qxh1 Qf2#

2. Qe2 (enforced) Qxe2+
3. Kxe2 Rxh1
and it's 2R+1N vs. 1R+1N.

Anup said...

Qf2 would be mate if white queen was not on e1. So

1. ... Rc8
2. Qe2 Qe2
3. Ke2 Rh1

wins a Rook.

Yancey Ward said...

A case of a weak second rank. Black mates with either Qd2 or Qf2, if only the white queen could be deflected. So, Rc1 plays itself:

1. .....Rc1
2. Qe2 Qe2
3. Ke2 Rh1 wins a rook.

techron said...

1...Rc1 2.Qe2 Rc2 3. Qe1 Ng3 and white loses material

Anonymous said...


me said...


John said...

1....Rc1 wins outright because the white queen has to protect the f2 square and the rook on h1.