Rich As A King

Monday, July 21, 2014

Attacking chess tactic


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

28 comments:

Pranav Dandekar said...

This is a beautiful combination!

1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qxh6+ gxh6
3. Ng5+ (double check) Kh8
4. Rh7#

Joshua Green said...

1. Nf7+ Kh7  2. Qxh6+! gxh6  3. Ng5+ Kh8  4. Rh7#

12UW4N said...

Nf7+
Qh6+
Ng5+
Rh7++
Correct?

GL said...

1.Nf7+ Kh7 2.Qxh6+ gxh6 3.Ng5+ Kh8 4.Rh7++

Bob said...

Well, I don't see anything better than

1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qxh6+ gxh6
3. Ng5+ Kh8
4. Rh7 mate


The solution kind of jumps out at you it wasn't difficult to find.

Bong Dela Cruz said...

Knight to F7

Anonymous said...

1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qh6+ PxQ
3. Ng5+ Kh8
4. Rh7++

Took a few minutes. A very pretty sequence!

Anonymous said...

Mate in 4! All moves forced!

1.Nf7+!.Kh7.2.Qxh6+!!.Gxh6.3.Ng5++!.Kh8.4.Rh7#!

Black's pieces are mute spectators!

Harry

AJAX said...

Nf7+ Kh7 Qxh6+ gxh6 Ng5+ Kh8 Rh7#

Anant said...

Let us try the following:

1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qxh6+ gxh6
3. Ng5++ Kh8
4. Rh7#

Is this convincing?

Manish Shrikhande said...

1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qh6+ gh
3. Ng5+ Kh8
4. Rh7++

Jinggle said...

Kf7+, Qxh6+, Kg5+, then Rh7++

Anonymous said...

Nf7+, followed by the power of the double check and a R+N mate.

Anonymous said...

Nf7+, by lenslens

Anonymous said...

Nf7+, Kh7, Qxh6+, etc (lenslens)

Anonymous said...

1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qh6+ gxh6
3. Ng5+ Kh8
4. Rh7#

Anup

sivip said...

Nice one:
1.Nf7+ Kh7 2.Qxh6+ gxh6 3.Ng5+ Kh8 4.Rh7++

fajac said...

Mate is always the strongest :)
1. Nf7+ Kh7
2. Qxh6+! gxh6
3. Ng5++ Kh8
4. Rh7#

Anonymous said...

Knight to f7+ - King h7
Queen takes h6 - g7h6
Knight to g5+ - King h8
Rook h7 Checkmate

dk said...

1.Nf7+ Kh7
2.Qxh6+! gxh6
3.Ng5+ Kh8
4.Rh7#

PROF.S.G.BHAT said...

1.Nf7+ Kh7
2.Qxh6+ gxh6
3.Ng5++ Kh8
4.Rh7#

pht said...

It took me 5 seconds to see the right moves and the mating pattern, but I had to struggle a bit to find the right order of the 2 first moves.

1. Nf7+! Kh7
2. Qxh6+! gxh6

To enforce opening of 7th rank was the point here. Note that starting with the Q sack would fail to black escaping with Kg7 on Nf7+, therefore Nf7+ had to be played first.

3. Ng5+

The double check now does the trick. Black is forced back to h8, and mated.

3. ... Kh8
4. Rh7#

Oleg Mezjuev said...

1. Nf7+ Kh7 2. Qxh6+ gxh6 3. Ng5++ Kh8 4. Rh7#

PROF.S.G.BHAT said...

I have seen the profile of both Manish Shrikhande as well as Anant both highly educated and serving in prestigious institutions in India.I also served in an engineering college in Mumbai and taught Finite Engineering Methods for mechanical engineering students, which along with C++ ,I had studied myself without attending any academic course (My M.Tech.in 1967 in mechanical engg did not contain these courses.)Since no FEM package was available I wrote FEM programs in C++ along with graphics tailor made for the problems.I hope Susan will forgive me for using the blog site for conveying this as the blog is meant for pure chess.

Anonymous said...

1) Nf7+, Kh7
2) Qxh6+, gh6
3) Ng5+, Kh8
4) Rg7 mate
- Montu

Anonymous said...

1) Nf7+, Kh7
2) Qxh6+, gh6
3) Ng5+, Kh8
4) Rg7 mate
- Montu

Anonymous said...

1) Nf7+, Kh7
2) Qxh6+, gh6
3) Ng5+, Kh8
4) Rg7 mate

davey said...

1. R-c1, Q-f5
2. N-f7ch, K-h7
3. Nxp forks rook and queen