Rich As A King

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chess tactic review


White to move. Is this a win, draw, or loss for White? What is the best continuation for White?

6k1/R4p2/1p2b2P/4KpP1/4p3/4P3/p7/n7 w - - 0 1

6 comments:

aam@fics said...

1. g6 fxg6 (forced)

now:
2. h7+ kh8
3. Kf6 f4
4. Kxg6 Bf5+
5. Kh6
1-0

or
2. Kxe6 Nb3
3. Rxa2 Kh7
4. Rh2
white is probably better, but black has play

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Anand Gautam said...

White is winning.
1. g6!! fxg6
(else Ra8+ checkmate)

2. Kf6 1-0
(White mates soon. For instance:
2. ... Bd5
3. Kxg6 Nc2
4. h7+ Kh8
5. Rd7 Bf7+
6. Rxf7 a1=Q
7. Rf8+ checmkate)

Anant said...

1. g6 fxe6 (forced; otherwise Ra8#)
2. Kxg5 anything
3. Rxa2

White eliminates pawn that is close to queening and captures Bishop and comes out on top.

Anonymous said...

G5 g6

Ein Steppenwolf said...

1. g6, threatening
2. Ra8+ Bc8
3. Rxc8#

1. … Kf8
2. g7+

2. … Ke8
3. g8=Q#

2. … Kg8
3. Ra8+ Kh7
4. Rh8+ Kg6
5. g8=Q+ etc.

1. … f6+
2. Kxe6 and
3. Ra8#

1. … fxg6
2. Kxe6,
3. Rxa2 and white wins.

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. g6! creates an immediate threat 2. Ra8+ and checkmate in the next move.

To meet this threat Black is forced to open an escape route for his King via 1. ... gxf6 (or 1. ... f6+). Then White will kill the Bishop on e6 (by 2. Kxe6) and Black's pawn on a2 becomes unprotected.

The rest is a matter of pure technique.