Daily Chess Improvement: Real Game Chess Tactic!

This is from the 2018 World Senior Championship

White to move! How should white proceed?

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jcheyne
jcheyne

Black’s focus on e1 with White’s back rank issue gives Black a strong advantage unless White can diffuse things.

The sequence 1. Rxe7 Rxe7 2. Bxf6 gxf6 3. Qg4+ followed by 4. Qxa4 & 5. Kf1 is a nice way to snag Black’s knight and calm things down.

Alena
Alena
  1. Rxe7 Rxe7
  2. Bxf6 gxf6
  3. Qg4+ Kf8
  4. Qxa4 Qxa4
  5. Nxa4 Rae8

In my opinion it is a draw



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