Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Quickie sharp tactic



White to move. How should white proceed?

18 comments:

Bhavik Chheda said...

1. Qxf6 Kxf6
2. Rxe6 Qxe6
3. Rxe6 Kxe6
4. Bf5+

Lorfa said...

Wow! Look at that!!

Qxf6+ Kxf6 Rxe6+ Qxe6 Rxe6+ Kxe6 Bf5+

..and white emerges a bishop ahead, and is also soon to pick up a pawn.

Maybe black should go for:

Qxf6+ Kxf6 Rxe6+ Kf7 Rxc6 Rxc6

White is still a bishop up but black is left with a rook to defend and has two more pawns than white.

satya said...

After all exchanges, the Bishop pins the rook

1. Qxf6+ Kxf6
2. Rxe6+ Qxe6
3. Rxe6+ Kxe6
4. Bf5+ and pockets the Black Rook
1-0

Anant said...

It seems to me that Qxe6 can start an avalanche of exchanges and then Bf5+ traps the black rook and so white ends up with an extra bishop in the exchange? Furthermore, white pawns form a fortress and white can keep capturing black pawns? This is what I can see...

Andreas Otterstein said...

1.Qxf6+! Kxf6 2.Rxe6+ Qxe6 3.Rxe6+ Kxe6 4.Bf5+ and wins the Rook

LionsOfSavuti said...

Qxf6?

Anonymous said...

Q x r check, k x q, r x b check, q x r, r x q check, k x r, b f5 check

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Qxf6+ Kxf6 2. Rxe6+ Qxe6 3. Rxe6+ Kxe6 4. Bf5+ 1-0

kibitzer said...

1. Qxf6! Kxf6
2. Rxe6+ Qxe6
3. Rxe6+ Kxe6
4. Bf5+ and white wins a piece.

Ben said...

1. Qxf6+ Kxf6
2. Rxe6+

If black king moves out of check, white takes queen and comes out a bishop ahead.

Otherwise,
2. ...Qxe6
3. Rxe6+

If black king moves out of check, white is a bishop ahead.

Otherwise,
3. ...Kxe6
4. Bf5+

And white comes out a bishop ahead.

Did I miss anything?

Anand Gautam said...

I guess Bg6+ wins an exchange at least. Don't have lot of time to analyze though.

Anonymous said...

QxR+ KxQ
RxB+ QxR
RxQ+ KxR
Bf5+ wins the c8 rook

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy. G said...

Since it is called as a quickie tactic there must be some decisive blow needed...
1.Qxf6+ KxR (What else) 2.RxB+ QxR
3.RxR+ KxR 4.Bf5+ K any 5.BxR ...I think this wins for white.

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy. G said...

Since it is called as a quickie tactic there must be some decisive blow needed...
1.Qxf6+ KxQ (There was a spelling mistake, KXR)(What else) 2.RxB+ QxR
3.RxR+ KxR 4.Bf5+ K any 5.BxR ...I think this wins for white.

Lucymarie said...

1. Qxf6+ Kxf6 2. Rxe6+ Qxe6 3. Rxe6+ Kxe6 4. Bf5+

Lucymarie said...

1. Qxf6+ Kxf6 2. Rxe6+ Qxe6 3. Rxe6+ Kxe6 4. Bf5+

Anonymous said...

1.Qxf6+ Kxf6
2.Rxe6+ Qxe6
3.Rxe6+ Kxe6
4.Bf5

pht said...

I think Lorfa has a good point here.
1. Qxf6+ Kxf6
2. Rxe6+ Kf7!
3. Rxc6 Rxc6
Black has 2 pawns for the bishop and can still fight for a draw, whereas the "main line" looses directly.