Friday, January 10, 2014

More real game chess tactic


White to move. How should white proceed?

Source: ChessToday.net

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Qh7+ KxQ
Rgxg7+ Kh8
Rh7+ Kg8
Rg7#

Anant said...

1. Qh7+ Kxh7 (forced)
2. Rgg7+ Kh8 (forced)
3. Rh7+ Kg9 (forced)
4. Reg7#

Looks like even I could get it right?!

mesilah said...

Black's threat of f2-f1=Q leads to mate, or at least loss of material.
Therefore:
1. Qh7+ Kxh7
2. R(1)xg7+ Kh8
3. Rh7+ Kg8
4. R(e)g7++

Kerry Liles said...

Qh7+ KxQ
followed by R1xg7+ followed by mate with the two rooks.

Anand Gautam said...

5 second tactics?

1. Qh7+!! Kxh7
2. Rgxg7+ Kh8
3. Rh7+ Kg8
4. Reg7+#

Anonymous said...

too obvious. Qh7+

Yancey Ward said...

Got this one in 5 seconds:

1. Qh7 Kh7
2. R1g7 Kh8
3. Rh7 Kg8
4. Reg7#

Anonymous said...

This position does not look real. It really does not make sense that the position could arise with black's f pawn on f2, attacking the rook on g1 with black's queen on f3. Surely black's last move could not have been f3 to f2 and so he would have had to capture the rook on g1. In view of this analysis, the above position cannot be real. In any case, White wins by playing Queen h7, followed by Rg1xg+ and then Rh7+ and Re7g7#. Henry Esu.

Lucymarie said...

Just got home from choir rehearsal. I'm so glad, after spending hours working on the previous "real game" tactic earlier today, that this new "real game" position tonight has only one variation, and that I saw it before I could say "Luke McShane". Good night!


1. Qh7+ Kxh7 2. Rgxg7+ Kh8 3. Rh7+ Kg8 4. Reg7

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Qh7+ Kxh7 2. Rgxg7+ Kh8 3. Rh7+ Kg8 4. Rfg7#

Umesh Tawde said...

1. Qh7+ Kxh7
2. Rxg7+ Kh8
3. Rh7+ Kg8
4. Rg7#

Anonymous said...

Oh no ! White is faced with disaster ! If only that pesky black g-pawn was not there , he could play Qh7 mate. But it IS there , so he cannot play that move.

Or can he ?

Let's see :

1.Qh7 check ! , Kxh7

2.R(g1) x g7 check , Kh8

3.Rh7 check , Kg8

4.R(e7) g7 , check mate !

Wonderful! All black replies are forced.Would you not have loved to see the look on Gustavsson's face when he realised White had a forced mate ?!

Anonymous said...

Oh no ! White is faced with disaster ! If only that pesky black g-pawn was not there , he could play Qh7 mate. But it IS there , so he cannot play that move.

Or can he ?

Let's see :

1.Qh7 check ! , Kxh7

2.R(g1) x g7 check , Kh8

3.Rh7 check , Kg8

4.R(e7) g7 , check mate !

Wonderful! All black replies are forced.Would you not have loved to see the look on Gustavsson's face when he realised White had a forced mate ?!

s.k.srivastava said...

Qh8 paves mate in three

Anonymous said...

Qh7

Anonymous said...

This is easy, took me 7 seconds. Qh7!+, and the rest will follow...

pht said...

More queen sacking:

1. Qh7+!

Unless you decided to defend with Rf1, it was pretty obvious that an attack must start with a check, and Qh7 is the only check.

1. ... Kxh7
2. Rgxg7+ Kh8
3. Rh7+ Kg8
4. Reg7#

Vishnu Vardhan Reddy. G said...

I am late to the party because of a busy fortnight. This is for anonymous who posted on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12:57:00 AM CST.
Dear sir/Madam... This position could still be a real game tactic. Black has just captured a white piece at f2 with his pawn at g3 or e3. Threatening to capture the rook and Checkmate white...