Sunday, April 27, 2014

Precision chess tactic



White to move. What is the best continuation for White?

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. Nf7+ Kd7, 2. Rxd5+ Ke6, (If Kc6 then Qc5#) 3. Qxe8+ Be7, 4. Ng5+ Kf6, 5. Qf7#


Patrick

Anonymous said...

1) Rxd5+, bd7
2) Nf7+, Kc8
3) QxQ+, BxQ
4) Rd8#

Anonymous said...

Got this one in about 10 seconds since there are really only 2 moves to consider, Rd5+ and Nf7+. Black is up an entire queen but his king is exposed and his pieces are uncoordinated while the white pieces seem to be perfectly placed and are harmonious.

1.Nf7+ initiates a forced mate in 3
1...Kd7
2.Rxd5+ Kc6
3.Qc5#

1.Rd5+ immediately does not work because black can play
1...Bd7 and now the king can escape to c8.

The precision in this tactic is to see the correct move order.

PROf.S.G.BHAT said...

1.Nf7+ Kd7
2.Rxd5+ Ke6
3.Qxe8+ Be7
4.Ng5+ Kf6
5.Qf7#

Anonymous said...

1.Nf7+ Kd7
2.Rxd5+ Ke6 (if Kc6 then Qc5++)
3.Qxe8+ Be7
4.Ng5+ Kf6
5.Qf7++

Ben said...

1.Nf7+ Kd7 (Black queen is pinned)
2.Rxd5+ Ke6 (If 2...Kc6 3.Qc5#)
3.Qxe8+ Be7
4.Ng5+ Kf6 (Black bishop is pinned)
5.Qf7#

Buzter said...

1. Nf7+ (1. Qxf6+ Qe7 2. Rxd5+ Ke8) (Rxd5+ Bd7 2. Qxf6+ (or Nf7+) Kc8) Kd7 2. Rxd5+ Ke6 3. Qxe7# (2... Kc6 3. Qc5#)

Anand Gautam said...

1. Nf7+ Kd7
2. Rxd5+ Ke6 (2. ... Kc6 3. Qc5+#)
3. Qxe8+ Be7
4. Ng5+ Kf6
5. Qf7+#

Anonymous said...


1. Nf7 Kd7
2. Rxd5 Kc6
3. Qc5#
{2. ... Ke6
3. Qxe8#}

Nestor Felipe said...

1. Nf7+ Kd7 2. Rxd5+ Ke6 3. Qxe8+ Be7 4. Ng5+ Kf6 5. Qf7# 1-0

Anonymous said...

1.Nf7+..Kd7.
2.Rxd5+.Ke6.
3.Qxe8+.Be7.
4.Ng5+..Kf6.
5.Qf7#

If 2....Kc6.3.Qc5#

Harry

Manish Shrikhande said...

1. Nf7+ Kd7
2. Rxd5+ Kc6 or Ke6
3. Qxe8+ Bd7 or Be7
4. Qxd7++ or Nd8++

Yancey Ward said...

Looks like a mate in 5 starting with Nf7:

1. Nf7 Kd7
2. Rd5 Ke6 (Kc7 3.Qc5#)
3. Qe8 Be7
4. Nd8 Kf6
5. Qf7#

Informers said...

Nf7+ Kd7

Rxd5+ Ke6

Qxe8+ Be7

Nd8+ Kf6

Qf7++



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