Daily Chess Improvement: Real Game Tactic!

Susan Polgar

This was a game between Shahinyan, David - Mikaelyan, Arman at 2020 Avagyan Memorial

White to move. How should white proceed?

Comments (3)
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anonymus_2619
anonymus_2619

Qb7+

CraigB
CraigB
  1. Qb7+ and Black has no good choices.
    1...Kh6 2. Ne7 and the double attack on the R forces it to move allowing 3. Qe4 threatening mate on g6.
    1...Kf8 2. c4 (the hardest idea to find) and the pawn cannot be captured because of 3. Qe7+ and 4 N:f6+ winning back the Exchange.
    1...Kh8 2. Ne7 forking the Rc6 and the g6 pawn. Of course Black will save the R, but then N:g6+ and Re1 create decisive threats to the Black K.
GM_LuisLS
GM_LuisLS

1.Qb7+,


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