Rich As A King

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Magnus chess tactic


Very young Magnus was white (to move). Can you play like Magnus?

Magnus Carlsen vs Helgi Gretarsson (2003)

r5q1/pp1b1kr1/2p2p2/2Q5/2PpB3/1P4NP/P4P2/4RK2 w - - 0 1

17 comments:

Stephen said...

1. Bg6+! Rxg6 (Kxg6; 2. Qh5#)
2. Qe7#

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy. G said...

1.Bg6+!! Black has no escape but to capture the Bishop (If 1...RxB 2.Qe7#)
(If 1...KxB 2.Qh5#)

Yancey Ward said...

I am embarrassed to admit this took me more than 10 minutes to spot. I kept thinking it had to be a move like Bh7 to divert the queen.

Bg6 wins immediately.

Anonymous said...

Bg6. I got it in 5 seconds.

Anonymous said...

1.Bg6+ Rxg6
2.Qe7#

Anonymous said...

Black will be mated after 1.Bb6+ !

If black takes the bishop with the king, then 2. Qh5 ++;

If black takes with the rook, then 2.Qe7 ++

Anonymous said...

1.Bg6+ Rxg6
2.Qe7#

Strategist said...

Bg6+

Strategist said...

Bg6+

Strategist said...

Bg6+

anuj rajput said...

Bg6+ leading to mate, either on Qh5++ or Qe7++

likelihood said...

1.Bg6+ and shine do fantastic four

Anonymous said...

B-g6# Rxg6 (... Kxg6 Q-h5##)
Q-e7##

Anonymous said...

Bg6+

Ed Seedhouse said...

1. Bg6+ mates in two.
1. ... Kxg6 2. Qh5#
1. ... Rxg6 2. Qe7#

Richard Schwartz said...

1. Bg6+ is mate on the next move.

If 1. ... Kxg6 2. Qh5#
If 1. ... Rxg6 2. Qe7#

Craig Johannsen said...

1. Bg6+ Kxg6
2. Qh5#

1... Rxg6
2. Qe7#