Daily Chess Improvement: Olympiad Chess Tactic!

Shen, Yang (CHINA) - Goryachkina, Aleksandra (RUSSIA)

This chess game took place in the last round of the 2018 Women's Chess Olympiad in Batumi. It is black to move!

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Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

Dave is right, I think. Probably white has to play 2.Nc1 to give the king a hole at d1, but then white has to concede two pawns, and black still has a strong initiative.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

1...Nxc5!

a) 2. Nxc5 Qb1# b) 2. Qxc5 Qxb3+, 3. Kc1 Qb1# c) 2. dxc5 Be5!!, 3. Ba6! Qxa6, 4. Qxe5 Qd3+, 5. Kc1 Qxb3, 6. Qa1 d4!! and Black has a powerful attack

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