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  1. 23 Jan '07 01:50 / 2 edits
    I was just working on some tactics which Tal used to win games, and I found this one to be very aesthetically pleasing.




    White to play and win.
  2. 23 Jan '07 02:48
    Tal must have had some good imagination. The best I can get is the not forced 1. Rxd8 Nxh5 2. Rxf8#. Not forced so not good.
  3. 23 Jan '07 02:53 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by deeploser
    Tal must have had some good imagination. The best I can get is the not forced 1. Rxd8 Nxh5 2. Rxf8#. Not forced so not good.
    1.Rxd8? Qa1+ 2.Kd1 Rxd8+ 3.King move Nxh5.

    Don't got time but I'm pretty sure, Nxf7 is the move to start with.

    1.Nxf7 Kg8 etc....
  4. 23 Jan '07 02:55
    Ng5 to start maybe?
  5. 23 Jan '07 02:58
    Originally posted by RahimK
    1.Rxd8? Qa1+ 2.Kd1 Rxd8+ 3.King move Nxh5.

    Don't got time but I'm pretty sure, Nxf7 is the move to start with.

    1.Nxf7 Kg8 etc....
    Exactly what I thought, but wrong.

    I won't give it away until some has it.
  6. 23 Jan '07 02:58
    Originally posted by giantrobot
    Ng5 to start maybe?
    Nope.
  7. 23 Jan '07 03:00
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    I was just working on some tactics which Tal used to win games, and I found this one to be very aesthetically pleasing.

    [fen]r1bb1r1k/p4ppp/2p2n1N/7Q/2p5/2B2N2/qPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1[/fen]


    White to play and win.
    N(f)g5 Nxh5
    N(g)xf7(check) Rxf7
    Rxd8 and wins
  8. 23 Jan '07 03:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
    N(f)g5 Nxh5
    N(g)xf7(check) Rxf7
    Rxd8 and wins
    No,
    1. Ng5 Qa1+ 2. Kd2 Nxh5 3. Ngxf7+ Rxf7 4. Nxf7+ Kg8 5. Rxa1 Kxf7

    Slight edge for black (Fritz 9)
  9. 23 Jan '07 03:11
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    No,
    1. Ng5 Qa1+ 2. Kd2 Nxh5 3. Ngxf7+ Rxf7 4. Nxf7+ Kg8 5. Rxa1 Kxf7

    Slight edge for black (Fritz 9)
    it involves in smother mate
  10. 23 Jan '07 03:12
    Originally posted by Von Bardeleben
    it involves in smother mate
    In one line.
  11. 23 Jan '07 03:12
    Qxf7 threatens a smothered mate and wins the rook after Qa1+
  12. 23 Jan '07 03:13
    Originally posted by idioms
    Qxf7 threatens a smothered mate and wins the rook after Qa1+
    There it is, nice job Idioms. I used Fritz to find black's absolute best response, here it is...


    1. Qxf7 Qa1+ 2. Kd2 Rxf7 3. Nxf7+ Kg8 4. Rxa1 Kxf7 5. Ne5+ Kg8 6. Nxc6 Bb6

    +3 appx.
  13. 23 Jan '07 03:13
    Originally posted by idioms
    Qxf7 threatens a smothered mate and wins the rook after Qa1+
    i think we all see that, the solution involves in checkmate
  14. 23 Jan '07 03:14 / 2 edits
    Here's another one from Tal that I enjoyed, I think this one may be more difficult than the last one.





    White to move.

    The site says white to move and win...but I've learned the hard way that I shouldn't say that.
  15. 23 Jan '07 03:14
    Originally posted by cmsMaster
    There it is, nice job Idioms. I used Fritz to find black's absolute best response, here it is...


    1. Qxf7 Qa1+ 2. Kd2 Rxf7 3. Nxf7+ Kg8 4. Rxa1 Kxf7 5. Ne5+ Kg8 6. Nxc6 Bb6

    +3 appx.
    omg what bull, i thought you wanted us to checkmate the king in like 5 moves or so...