Daily Chess Improvement: Attacking Tactic!

White to move. What would be the best continuation for white in this position? Have fun!

Fox vs Johan Bauer, Washington, 1901

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Addition to my analysis below:

  1. Qxg6!!! h6, 2. Qxf7+ Kh8, 3. Rxh6+! gxh6, 4. Ng6#!
DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Qxg6!!! (threatening 2. Qxf7+ and 3. Ng6#)

a) 1...hxg6, 2. Nxg6! fxg6, 3. Bxc4+ Qd5, 4. Bxd5+ Be6, 5. Bxe6+ Kf8, 6. Rh8#!
b) 1...fxg6, 2. Bxc4+! Qd5, 3. Bxd5+ Be6, 4. Bxe6+ Kf8 (4...Kh8, 5. Nxg6#), 5. Nxg6+! hxg6, 6. Rh8# 1-0



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