Check All Checks
(and keep looking at all the checks till you have mated the King or they run out.)
You will just have to feel the burn on this one and learn from it.
A possible reason for Black missing 36...Rxg2+ is Black looked one move deep
and got a mind fright.
(Mind Fright = The chess brain freezes and goes no further.)
The Rook is attacked and the back rank hangs. End of quick screen analysis.
But that is just a theory why Black missed it.
In Game 9679089
64squaresofpain v muse140 RHP 2012
(an entertaining wee game. Worth playing over.)
We see the Queen and Rook team mate which also involves hanging a back rank.
White saw and played 23.Rd7+ and Black resigned due to the mate on b7.
The difference being although the back rank hangs the d7 Rook is not under attack.
Also the mating pattern is very easy to spot.
You have some enjoyable and tactically instructive games on here 64.
Keep at it, you are getting there but what is more important you really
do seem to be enjoying yourself.
You were very alert on this one (though also lucky).
gareth cobb - 64squaresofpain RHP 2012 Game 9631356
(Black has just played 22....Qd8-c7)
White should now castle but he only saw the threat of 23...Qc3+ winning the Rook.
(Another very common error, seeing only one threat in the position and dealing with it)
So White played 23.Qxd4 which stops 23...Qc3+ and nicks a pawn.
Black played the Queen sac 23...Qc1+ and White resigned.
As I said Black was lucky White did not play, to me the obvious move of 23.0-0.
And this were it can sometimes be a good thing not to be a very good player.
(good player's think too much and get unlucky)
If I was Black back here.
I would have credited my opponent with finding 23.0-0 and not played 22...Qc7.
I would have tried.
And finally don't run this one through Fritz it will blow up! Game 9764840
Within the space of four moves both players drop a Rook with check.
FrenchMaster - 64squaresofpain RHP 2013