Daily Chess Improvement: Middlegame Tactic!

Source: ChessToday.net
November 25, 2017

Black to move. How should black proceed?

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CraigB
CraigB

And then there's the idea 1...R:g2+ 2. K:g2 Rg8+ 3. Bg6 Qe7!! with the idea that 4. Q:e7 leads to mate in 3.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

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Yes, it is bit harder to develop any counterplay as white in the 1. ....Be5 lines simply because the material is exchanged down to a single rook for white pretty much by force. I would also feel more comfortable in those positions. However, I do admit that the material edge isn't all that much different- objectively it seems to me that 1. ...Rxg2 leads to a somewhat larger edge as even in the 3.Bg6 line, but just barely by my count.

Alena
Alena

Dave, 3.Bg6 Rxg6+ 4.Qxg6 hxg6
I don't feel comfortable to play such endgame.
I like these varirions. It's easier to play these endgames for me.

V-1

1...Be5
2.Qxe5 Rxg2+
3.Kh1 Bxf3
4.Qxc7 Kxc7
5.Be2 Bc6
6.Rfe1 Rdg8
7.f3 Rxe2
8.Rxe2 Bxf3+
9.Kh2 Bxe2
It's a winning position for black

V-2

1...Be5
2.Qxe5 Rxg2+
3.Kh1 Bxf3
4.Qxc7+ Kxc7
5.Be2 Bc6
6.Rfe1 Rd2
7.Rac1 Rxf2+
8.Kg1 Rdxe2
9.Rxe2 Rxe2
It's a winning position for black.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Chess tactic is Pinning

1...Rxg2+!!, 2. Kxg2 Rg8+, 3. Kh1 (only move) Be5! —- winning White Queen and Black wins!



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