Daily Chess Improvement: ChessMood Tactic!

I just saw this puzzle on ChessMood, very nice! https://www.facebook.com/groups/chessmood

White to move! It took me about 5 seconds to solve it! How long does it take you?

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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Took me a full 2 minutes- it was the maneuver of 2.Bb3 that held me up- I was missing 3.Kd1 when I was trying to calculate in my head.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Bd1!! Ra3 (Black Rook cannot leave the third rank because of Nc3#), 2. Bb3!! (Quite a blockade)

a) 2...Rxb3, 3, Kd1! and Black has no defense against 4. Nd2#

b) 2...Bxb3, 3. Nc3#!

  1. Kd1 - we thought it was a good move but we thought wrong because of 1...exd2+ (Big oops)


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