Daily Chess Improvement: World Champion’s Tactic!

SusanPolgar

This is from the Carlsen, Magnus - Caruana, Fabiano game at Clutch Chess International. White to move! How should white proceed?

Comments (2)
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AnupJ
AnupJ
  1. Rxe6 looks good to me.

Black can't take with Rook due to

  1. ... Rxe6
  2. Qxh7 Kf8
  3. Qh8#

Nothing else seems good for Black. So maybe just withdraw the queen to d8 or d7.

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jibal
jibal

Black is crushed after Qd8 (or Qd7) Rxg6 hxg6 Qxg6. The best black can do is 1. ... Qxe6, but his rook and minor piece are no match to white's queen.


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