Monday, January 20, 2014

60 second chess tactic



White to move. What is the most effective continuation for White?

2r2r2/1p4kp/5bp1/p2B4/nn2Pp2/3q1PN1/1P5Q/K1R3R1 w - - 0 1

19 comments:

Lucymarie said...

Mate in 4 moves. 1. Nf5+ Kh8 2. Qxh7+ Kxh7 3. Rh1+ Bh4 4. Rxh4#

timhoustontx said...

Nf5 follower by Qh7+ and Rh1

timhoustontx said...

Nf5 followed by Qu7+ and Rh1

From the patzer said...

1. Nf5+ Kh8 2. Qxh7+ Och7 3. Rh1+ Bh4 5. Rxh4#

Anant said...

1.Nf5+Kh8
2.Qxh7+Kxh7
3.Rh1+Bh4
4.Rxh4#

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Nf5+ Kh8 2. Qxh7+ Kxh7 3. Rh1+ Bh4 4. Rxh4#

Anand Gautam said...

More like 5 seconds, isn't it?

1. Nf5+ Kh8
2. Qxh7+!! Kxh7
3. Rh1+ Bh4
4. Rxh4+#

pht said...

1. Nf5+! Kh8
2. Qxh7+! Kxh7
3. Rh1+ Bh4
4. Rxh4#

Rather obvious, but I must admit, before this, I tried the stupid:
1. Qxh7+?? Kxh7
2. Rh1+ Kg7
3. Nf5+ gxf5
4. Rcg7+ Bg5
5. Rxg5+ Kf6
and black won.

pht said...

1. Nf5+! Kh8
2. Qxh7+! Kxh7
3. Rh1+ Bh4
4. Rxh4#

Rather obvious, but I must admit, before this, I tried the stupid:
1. Qxh7+?? Kxh7
2. Rh1+ Kg7
3. Nf5+ gxf5
4. Rcg7+ Bg5
5. Rxg5+ Kf6
and black won.

AlanDGravett said...

1. Nf5+ Kh8;
2. Qxh7+ Kh7; and
3. Rh1 mates

Anonymous said...

60? - Rather 6 to see the mate in 4.

Anonymous said...

1.Nf5+ Kh8 2.Qxh7+ Kxh7 3.Rh1 Bh4 4. Rxh4#

Anonymous said...

1. Nf5+..Kh8
2. Qxh7+!Kxh7
3. Rh1+..Bh4
4. Rxh4#

Harry

bretislav said...

1.Nf5+ Kh8
2.Qxh7+ Kxh7
3.Rh1+ Bh4
4.Rxh4 mate

Anonymous said...

Instant idea of Qxh7+ and Rh1+
then noticed that Nf5 covers g7 so....
1.Nf5+ Kh8
2.Qxh7+ Kxh7
3.Rh1+ Bh4
4.Rxh4#

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Anonymous said...

Way too easy! N - sac - mate. Resembling Fischers (h-file) pry sac mate.

Anonymous said...

1. Nf5+ Kh8 (cannot take, pawn is pinned by rook on g1)
2. Qxh7+ Kxh8
3. Rh1+ Bh4
4. Rxh4#

s.k.srivastava said...

1Nf5+ and queen sacrifice.Wins

fajac said...

This is mate in 4:
1. Nf5+ Kh8
2. Qh7+ Kxh7
3. Rh1+ Bh4
4. Rxh4#