Rich As A King

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Precision tactic


White to move. How should White proceed?

2R4n/4r1pk/6p1/3Pp1pP/p2bBr2/1p3P2/P3K3/2R5 w - - 0 1

15 comments:

Ein Steppenwolf said...

1. Rxh8+ Kxh8
2. Rc8+ Kh7
3. Bxg6+ Kh6
4. Rh8#

Anuj Gandhi said...

1. Rxh8+ kxh8 2. Rc8+ kh7 3. Bxg6+ kh6 4. Rh8#

Arthur B said...

Rxh8+ Kxh8
Rc8+ Kh7
Bxg6+ Kh6
Rh8#

Vincent Lejeune said...

1. hxg6+ with the threat Rh1+!

Vincent Lejeune said...

1. hxg6+ with the threat Rh1+!

Vincent Lejeune said...

1. hxg6+ with the threat Rh1+!

Anant said...

1. Rxh8+ Kxh8
2. Rxc8+ Re8
3. Rxe8+ Rf8
4. Rxf8+ Kh7
5. Bxg6+ Kh6
6. Rh8#

Black cannot avoid the forcing
of the king to h7 and checkmate follows.

Anonymous said...

Rxh8+...and the rest just follows

James I. Hymas said...

1. R:h8+ K:h8
2. Rc8+ Kh7 (interpositions of black rooks delay, but do not prevent the mate)
3. B:g6+ (hg also works) Kh6
4. Rh8#

Jack said...

1. Rxh8+ Kxh8
2. Rc8+ Kh7
3. Bxf6+ Kh6
4. Rh8#

Anonymous said...

1.Rxh8+ Kxh8 2.Rc8+ Kh7 3.hxg6+ Kh6 4.Rh8++

Anonymous said...

Rxh8+

P. Sarpi said...

Rxh8+

Anand Gautam said...

Isn't this a simple mate in 6?

1. Rxh8+!! Kxh8
2. Rc8+ Re8
3. Rxe8+ Rf8
4. Rxf8+ Kh7
5. Bxg6+ Kh6
6. Rh8+ checkmate!

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Rxh8+ Kxh8 2. Rc8+ Kh7 3. Bxg6+ (or hxg6+) Kh6 4. Rh8# Of course, if Black sacrifices both his rooks (2. ... Rd8 and 3, ... Rf8) then the checkmate will appear after 6 moves, instead of 4.