# Simple Tactical Excercise

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Posers and Puzzles 03 Mar '07 14:07
1. cludi
Blogger
03 Mar '07 14:07

White to move.
2. BigDoggProblem
03 Mar '07 17:231 edit
Originally posted by cludi
[fen]3r1r1k/pbq2ppp/6n1/2p5/8/P3P2P/BBQ2PP1/1RR3K1 w - -[/fen]

White to move.
All I can see is 1.Bxg7+ Kxg7 2.Qb2+ winning a pawn and getting an R on the 7th (if Black should trade Q's). Not very exciting, but White has more weak pawns to harvest, so he's probably winning.
3. cludi
Blogger
03 Mar '07 18:02
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
All I can see is 1.Bxg7+ Kxg7 2.Qb2+ winning a pawn and getting an R on the 7th (if Black should trade Q's). Not very exciting, but White has more weak pawns to harvest, so he's probably winning.
Not very exciting, no. But that's what chess is all about, isn't it?
The ability to spot when your opponent makes a minor slip and grab the opportunity and eventually win the game...

Your solution is right and note that the trap 1.Qxc5?? Td8+! is losing for white. (Tajmanov-Darga, Moscow 1956)
4. cludi
Blogger
03 Mar '07 18:03

White to move.
5. 03 Mar '07 18:211 edit
Qh6+ Rxh6 Bxh6+ Ke7 Nf8#

And if Qh6 Ke7 i think Bg5 wins
6. BigDoggProblem
03 Mar '07 18:36
Originally posted by cludi
[fen]r3bk1r/1pp2p2/p1p1qNn1/4P1Q1/8/8/PPP2PP1/R1BR2K1 w - -[/fen]

White to move.
1.Qh6+! Ke7
Accepting the sacrifice leads to 1...Rxh6 2.Bxh6+ Ke7 3.Ng8#
2.Ng8+ Rxg8 3.Bg5+ f6
I'll ignore lines where Black gives up his Q to delay the mate.
4.exf6+ Kf7 5.Qh7+ Kf8 6.Bh6+ and mates.
7. BigDoggProblem
03 Mar '07 18:42
Originally posted by mazziewag
And if Qh6 Ke7 i think Bg5 wins
What will you do if Black plays ...RxQ?
8. 03 Mar '07 19:20
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
What will you do if Black plays ...RxQ?
Cry?
9. 04 Mar '07 00:20
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
What will you do if Black plays ...RxQ?
BxR isn't that up above? or am i missing something?
10. BigDoggProblem
04 Mar '07 02:20
Originally posted by pizzintea
BxR isn't that up above? or am i missing something?
The latter.
11. cludi
Blogger
04 Mar '07 13:58
Originally posted by BigDoggProblem
[b]1.Qh6+! Ke7
Accepting the sacrifice leads to 1...Rxh6 2.Bxh6+ Ke7 3.Ng8#
2.Ng8+ Rxg8 3.Bg5+ f6
I'll ignore lines where Black gives up his Q to delay the mate.
4.exf6+ Kf7 5.Qh7+ Kf8 6.Bh6+ and mates.[/b]
Correct solution.
Kahn-Richter, Prague 1931
12. cludi
Blogger
04 Mar '07 14:11

White to move
13. 04 Mar '07 14:24
Originally posted by cludi
[fen]r1b4k/p1q1r1p1/2p4p/2b1PpN1/5P1Q/7P/PP2B1P1/3R1R1K w - -[/fen]

White to move
Besides the litle tactic (objectively the best) Bc4 wins also.
14. cludi
Blogger
04 Mar '07 15:21
Originally posted by Mephisto2
Besides the litle tactic (objectively the best) Bc4 wins also.
I agree. And thanks for not revealing the solution already ðŸ™‚

The "problems" presented in this thread are not meant to be too difficult for the average player and they're all from real games played.
15. 05 Mar '07 17:06
Originally posted by cludi
I agree. And thanks for not revealing the solution already ðŸ™‚

The "problems" presented in this thread are not meant to be too difficult for the average player and they're all from real games played.
Sorry if this does reveal the solution but Rd8+ queen takes rook Nf7+. If this isnt the whole solution it is surely the beginning?