Daily Chess Improvement: Practical Quickie Tactic!

This chess position is from an actual game between two amateur chess players

White to move! White is down a pawn, but does white have enough compensation?

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No. 1-3
AnujGandhi
AnujGandhi
  1. e5 Qxe5
  2. Qxb6 or
  1. ... d4
  2. Qxe6 fxe6
  3. exd6 or
  1. ... Rxe6
  2. exd6 or
  1. ... Qxe6 Nxe6
  2. Rxe6 exf6
haworth
haworth

1 ... d4 2 Nxe6 ?

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

1.e5 forking the queen and knight should recover more than the pawn since the queen protects the other knight on b6. Best for black is probably to just concede the knight on b6 by taking at e5 with the queen- he would have two pawns for the piece. The other alternative of playing 1. ....d4 would be met by 2.Qxe6 followed later by winning the knight at f6.

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