Rich As A King

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

WWTC tactic

White to move. How should white proceed?



Aldous said...


Yancey Ward said...

At a glance, 1.Rd5 should win. Black cannot retake with the king since white pushes e4+discovering an attack on black's rook.

Ein Steppenwolf said...

1. Rxd5 Kxd5
2. e4+ and
3. Rxg3

James I. Hymas said...

1. R:d5 K:d5
2. e4+

wins the rook

If 1 ... Rg2+
2. Kf3

George said...


Georg said...


George said...


BTW, the recaptcha being used here is very vague and I had to redo the comments around 4 times

Anonymous said...

RxN , KxR then e4+

Anonymous said...

rxd5 and black must resign.
If black does not recapture , white has a decisive material adavantage.If black replies kxd5 , then e4 check discovers an attack on the black rook which cannot be defended.

Anand Gautam said...

This one looks very simple :)
1. Rxd5! Kxd5
2. e4+ Kxe4/fxe4/any other move
3. Rxg3 1-0

Even this alternative is not better for Black:
1. Rxd5! Rg2+
2. Kf1/Kf3 1-0

Manglu said...

R x d5 followed by e4 check winning blacks rook

Arthur B said...

Rxd4 Kxd4
d4+! and the rook is lost because of the discovered check on the third rank.

Good one :)

Anonymous said...

1. Rxd5 Kxd5
2. e4+ Kxe4
3. Rxg3
greets, jan

Renato Bueloni Ferreira said...


mafergut said...

1.Rxd5! 1-0
if 1...Kxd5 2.e5+ wins the rook