Rich As A King

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Brilliant practical tactic

Black to move. How should black proceed?



James I. Hymas said...


There does not appear to be any reasonable defence to the threat of 2. ... Q:h2#

If 2. Q:e2 N:g3+ +/-

If 2. R:e2 N:g3+
3. Q:g3 Q:f1+ +/-

Zarfo Detwiler said...

1. ... Re2! Yow!
Next comes ... Ng3+

Ben Aoufa said...

After spending 15 minutes trying to make Nh4 or Nxg3 or Rxe1 work. I saw the solution : Re2!! and there is no defense. white will lose a lot of material and get mated.

Anonymous said...

2.Rxe2 Nxg3+ (2.Qze2 Nxg3#)
3.Qxg3 Qxf1+
4.Qg1 Qxg1#

Anonymous said...

1. Nf5xg3+ wins the White Queen.


Lorfa said...


Bxe1 Nxg3+ Qxg3 Qxf1+ Qg1 Qxg1#

Rxe1 Nh4 Qf1 dead end



Qxe2 Nxg3+ +-
Rxe2 Nxg3+ Qxg3 Qf1+ Qg1 Qxg1#
Rf2 Rxf2 +-
Qg2 Qxg2#

Anonymous said...


Anant said...

Nxg3+ 0-1?

Prof.S.G.Bhat said...

Looks like some position in 20th century game.Probably easiest solution in recent postings.No need to copy the position on chess board for analysis.
1.Re2 Rxe2
2.Qxh2# mate was threatened.
(1... Qxe2 fails against 2.Nxg3#)
2.Nxg3+ this mve comes any way.
2..... Qxg3
3.Qxf1+ Qg1

kibitzer said...

1. Re2! Qxe2
2. Nxg3+

1. Re2! Rxe2
2. Nxg3+ Qxg3
3. Qxf1+ Qg1
4. Qxg1#

James Turnbull said...

Haven't checked it with a computer, but 1...Re2 looks like the answer. White needs the queen covering g3 to defend against Nxg3 mate, and this deflects/overloads it, e.g.:

2. Rxe2 Nxg3+
3. Qxg3 Qxf1+


2. Qxe2 Nxg3#

Anything I missed?

Prof.S.G.Bhat said...

My previous comment should have started with 1.... Re2 with every move displaced forward by one step.I took 2.Qf2 for granted as I had ignored white B on d2 supporting R at e1.So white can play
2.Rf2 which black replies by 2...Bxf2 and again white is in a fix.
3.Rg1 Nxg3+
4.Rxg3 Qf1+
5.Rg1 Qxg1 #.

Lorfa said...

Nxg3?? Qxg3

AlanDGravett said...

Lorfa has it right with Re2. The analysis seems right but why "!?"after Re2. It just seems to win!

First move of Nxg3ch doesn't work because of Qxg3