Rich As A King

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Sharp eyes in the New Year tactic



White to move. How can White save this game?

8/2NRn2Q/2q2kp1/1p2rp2/2p5/7P/p4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1

12 comments:

Anant said...

Rd6 will lead to queen for a rook

Anand Gautam said...

Draw looks straightforward!

1. Qh8+ Kf7
(1. ... Kg5?? 2. f4+!! Kxf4 3. Qh4+ Ke3 4. Qd4+ Ke2 5. Qd2+#)

2. Qh7+ Kf6
(2. ... Kf8?? 3. Rd8+ Qe8 4. Rxe8+#)

3. Qh8+ and draw by repitition...

Is there a win I am missing?

pht said...

1. Ne8+ Kg5 (Ke6?? Qxe7#)
2. f4+!! Kxf4
3. Qh4+ Ke3
4. Qg3+ Ke4 (Ke2 Qf2#, Qf3 Qxf3#)
5. Qf3#

All enforced mate in 5. The key was to see the magnetic 2. f4.

Yancey Ward said...

Easy save for white:

1. Ne8 Kg5 (Ke6 2.Qe7#)
2. f4 Kf4
3. Qh4 Ke3
4. Qf2 Ke4
5. Qf3#

Lucymarie said...

After 1. Ne8+ Kg5 (1. .. Ke6 2. Qxe7#) 2. f4+ Kxf4 3. Qh4+ Ke3, White can mate with either 4. Qd4+ 4. .. Ke2 5. Qd2# or 4. Qf2+ Ke4 5. Rd4#

Anonymous said...

1) Ne8+, Kg5+ 2) f4+, Kxf4 3) Qh4+, Ke3 4) Qd4+, Ke2 5) Qd2#

Anonymous said...

1. Ne8+ Ke6
2. Qxe7#

or

1. Ne8+ Kg5
2. f4+ Kxf4
3. Qh4+ Ke3
4. Kd4+ Ke2
5. Qd2#

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Bob said...

Simple. Check until it's mate.

1. Ne8+, Kg5
(1. ... Ke6; 2. Qxe7 mate)
2. f4+, Kxf4
3. Qh4+, Ke3
4. Qd4+, Ke2
5. Qd2 mate

Anonymous said...

Ne8+ looks a winner. The Black Knight will drop

Pranav Dandekar said...

1. Ne8+ Kg5

(1...Ke6 2. Qxe7#)

2. f4+ Kxf4
3. Qh4+ Ke3
4. Qf2+ Ke4
5. Rd4#

Anonymous said...

1. N-F8+ ....

IF:

1. .... K-F6
2. QxF7#

IF:
2. .... K-G4
3. F2-F4+ KxF4 (
4. Q-H4+ K-E3
5. Q-D4+ K-E2
6. Q-E2#