Rich As A King

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Practical tactic


White to move. What is the best continuation for White? How should white proceed?

3rk2r/2qnb2p/1pp1p1pn/5p2/p1bN1P2/2P1BNPP/PPQ3BK/R5R1 w k - 0 1

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

No clue. Too difficult.

Lucymarie said...

After the fairly obvious 1. Ng5 Bxg5 2. fxg5the passive 2. ... Nf7surely leads to an advantage for White after 3. Nxc6 Ra8 4. Bf4.

But Black can try 2. .. c5 or the gutsy and promising 2. .. Ng4+ 3. hxg4 Ne5. As Black, I'll play that, and I have a chance to hold the game. Your move.

Surya said...

Ne5

Surya said...

Ne5

Surya said...

Ne5

Anonymous said...

Black's e6 pawn is weak, backward, and the only thing keeping the file closed for the centrally located Black king. Black's B defends it, so moving White's knight at f3 to d2 seems indicated. If Bb5 or Ba6, the white knight at d4 now has a free shot at e6 and a fork of Q and R.

Moving the Black bishop to d5 doesn't seem to help, since it can be exchanged with the white bishop, again leaving e6 defenseless.

pht said...

Immideately attractive is to irritate that Bc4 with:

1. Nd2!
planning Ne6.

1. ... Bd5 (what else?)
2. Bxd5 exd5
3. Ne6 Qa7
4. Nxd8 Bxd8
is up with quality for pawn.
Not much from a material point of view, but white pieces are more active (will grab d+e files with rooks) and black's king position is weak.

Anant said...

Nxe6

Anand Gautam said...

Thanks pht!
Looks like the correct solution.

I was thinking on the same lines but was trying b3 which failed to cover the d5 square.

pht said...

Not many solutions here really!
I can sort of believe in mine as long as it has not been refuted.

To me it was pretty obvious to start looking at the fork Nxe6, only being protected by a bishop, how can I chase that bishop?
The obvious try was Nd2, to see what happens, and it looks promising to me.

Anonymous said...

Nxc6 followed by Ne5

Anonymous said...

How can we have the solution please ?

Bobbyno said...

How can we have the solution please?

Lucymarie said...

Dear pht:

1. Nd2 and 1. Ng5 are both about equally good. 1. Nxe6and 1. Nxc6 are both blunders.

1. Nd2 avoids the complications that can arise after 1. Ng5 Bxg5 2. fxg5 Ng4+ 3. hxg4 Ne5. You pays your money and you takes your choice.