Monday, October 22, 2012

Florence chess tactic

 
Black to move. How should black proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. ... Rc1
2. Qxc1 Qf2#
or
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...

R-c1

me said...

Rc1

John said...

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