Daily Chess Improvement: World Class Missed Chess Tactic!

This was an actual chess game that took place earlier today

In this chess position, it is white to move.

White is the former World Chess Champion V. Topalov and Black is former World Chess Champion G. Kasparov.

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No. 1-3
KarthikM
KarthikM
  1. h8Q+ Kg6 [... Rxh8 2. Qf7#] 2. Qh6#
CraigB
CraigB

Funny things happen in blitz, apparently.

DaveCubby
DaveCubby

Big Oops by Topalov!!!

  1. h8=Q+!!!

a) 1...Rxh8, 2. Qf7#

b) 1...Kg6, 2. Qf7+!! Rxf7 (2...Kg5, 3. Qh4#), 3. Qh6#

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