Rich As A King

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Attacking tactic

White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

1.Rd8+ Kh7 2.Rh8+ Kxh8 3.Qf8+ Kh7 4.Qxq7#

Unknown said...

1.Re8+ Kh7
2.Rh8+ Kxh8
3.Qf8+ Kh7
4.Qxg7#

Unknown said...

1.Re8+ Kh7
2.Rh8+ Kxh8
3.Qf8+ Kh7
4.Qxg7#

Yancey Ward said...

My first thought is incorrect:

1. Qf6?? Bc2!
2. Kb2 Qf6
3. Kc2 Qf5!
4. Kb3 Qh3 and black should win this with all the extra kingside pawns.

With that out of the way, the next thought was a check on the back rank, and the one with the rook leads to mate:

1. Rd8 Kh7 (Ne8 2.Qe8 Kh7 3.Qh8#)
2. Rh8!

The hard move to spot, but it allows the white a big juicy tempo:

3. .....Kh8
4. Qf8! with Qg7# to follow

Anand Gautam said...

1. Rd8+ Kh7
2. Rh8+ Kxh8
3. Qf8+ Ng8/Kh7
4. Qxg7 checkmate

Arthur B said...

What about:

Rd8+ Kh7
Rh8+ Kxh8
Qf8+ Kh7
Qg7#

Anonymous said...

Rd8+ Kh7. Rh8+ Kxh8. Qf8+ and Qxg7++

Anonymous said...

1. Rd8+ Kh7 (1. ... Ne8 2. Qxe8+ Kh7 3. Qh8#)
2. Rh8+ Kxh8
3. Qf8+ Kh7 (or Ng7)
4. Qxg7#

1. Qxf6? threatening 2. Qxg7# looks tempting, but fails due to:
1. ... Qxc2+
2. Ka1 Qxd1+
3. Rxd1 gxf6

Ein Steppenwolf said...

1. Rd8+ Kh7
2. Rh8+ Kxh8
3. Qf8+ Kh7 or Ng8
4. Qxg7#

1. … Ne8
2. Rxf8+ etc.

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy. G said...

This seems to be easy!
1.Rd8+ Kh7 2.Rh8+ KxR (Forced)
3.Qf8+ K any OR, Ng8 4.Qg7#

Anonymous said...

If the king were in h8, we'd checkmate with Gf8+ and Gxg7. Hence...

Anonymous said...

Rd8 Kh7 Rh8 Kh8 Qf8 Ng8 Qg7++