Thursday, February 07, 2013

Shaked tactic

White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

16 comments:

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Qa5+! Nxa5 2. Rxd7#

James I. Hymas said...

1. Q:a5+ N:a5
2. R:d7#

Anonymous said...

(1) Qa5+ Nxa5
(2) Rxd7

Joshua Green said...

1. Qa5+! Nxa5  2. Rxd7#

Anonymous said...

Qa5

grw said...

Qa5

pht said...

Close to a "5 second tactic".
If Nc6 could be deflected, there is a nice Rxd7#. So the enforced Q sack:

1. Qa5+!
mates next.

Alex said...

Bxc6! (threate mate Qa5)

1) NxC6, Rb8+, Nxb8, Qa5 mate
2) Bxc6, Qa5 mate


-alex-

Alex said...

Bxc6! (threate mate Qa5)

1) NxC6, Rb8+, Nxb8, Qa5 mate
2) Bxc6, Qa5 mate


-alex-

Anonymous said...

Qa5 !

Choolwe Hambulo said...

R*A7

Choolwe Hambulo said...

Ra7

s.k.srivastava said...

Queen ch & Rxb Mate

s.k.srivastava said...

Q ch and Rxb mate

Anand Gautam said...

Rb8+ will win!
1. Rb8+ Nxb8
2. Qa5+ checkmate!

1. ... Nc8
or
1. ... Bc8
runs into serious problems very quickly.
Black either loses heavy material or gets checkmated.

Anonymous said...

Rb1+