Saturday, July 06, 2013

Attacking tactic



White to move. How should White proceed?

Level of difficulty: 3 out of 4

6 comments:

aam@fics said...

1. Re8+ Rf8
2. Rxf8+ Kxf8
3. Qd8+

now if 3... Kf7, 4. Qc7+ and 5. Qxb8 wins

or if 3... Qe8, 4. Qxd6+ and 5. Qxb8 wins

Yancey Ward said...

I don't have a lot a time for this, but I would consider 1.Re8 followed by the 2.Rxf8- the point being that 3.Qd8 comes will all sorts of threats from white, most particularly the ideas of Qd6 with check and a later push of the d-pawn.

Ben said...

1. Be4
This traps the queen and wins material.

Knyt4k said...

1. Re8+ Rf8
2. Be4

If 2.... Qxe8; then 3. Qxh6 and Black cannot defend the threats of mate with Qg7 or Qh8.

If 2.... Qxe4; then 3. Qxh6 and Black cannot defend the threats of mate with Rxf8, Qg7 or Qh8.

If 2.... Bf5; 3. Bxf5, Qxf5; then 4. Qxh6 with the same results.

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Anonymous said...

1)be4, rf5
2) bxr, qxb
3) rg7+ leads to mate or loss of blacks queen

Yancey Ward said...

First things first- 1.Be4 is not the best move here since black can block with Bf5 (and remember, white is down a rook at the start here):

1. Be4? Bf5! (Rf5 2.g4!+-)
2. Re6! Be4!
3. Rg6 Bg6
4. Qh6 Bh7 (only saving move)
5. Qd6 and I am not sure who is best here- unclear in my eye.

Like aam@fics, I was enamored of 1.Re8 Rf8 2.Rxf8, but I now agree with Knyt4k- 2.Be4 looks better to me, though I think both win for white.