Daily Chess Improvement: Game Saving Tactic!

White is way behind in material but can White save this game?

White to move! How should white proceed?

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DaveCubby
DaveCubby
  1. Rg6+!!

a) 1...hxg6, 2. Qxg6+ Qf6, 3. Qxf6+ Kd5, 4. Qc6#

b) 1...Kf7, 2. Qxf5+ Qf6, 3. Qxf6#

c) 1...Qf6, 2. Rxf6+ Ke7 (2...Ke5, 3. Qxf5#), 3. Qf7#

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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1.Rg6 should do it. Mate in 4 is the longest defense I can see here, but only by sacrificing material to block checks. 1.Rg6 hxg6 2.Qg6 Qf6 (Kd5 3.Qc6#) 3.Qxf6 with mate on the next move. Every other move by black on move 1 is a mate in 3.

Mahmoud Abdou
Mahmoud Abdou

1.Bxb2 Rxg3 2. Bc4 Kd7 3.c6



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