Daily Chess Improvement: Quickie Chess Tactic!

Thus is based on the game by GM Nyzhnyk earlier

White to move! How should white proceed?

Comments
No. 1-2
CraigB
CraigB

It seem best to take the Q's off - after 6.Q:f8 in the 2nd line, Black has 6...Qg4 7. Qf1 and the Black Q is very active, supporting the rapid advance of the h-pawn.

After 3...R:f8 in the 1st line, Black's R is tied to the defense of the e-pawn and White's K can enter the game much more easily than it could if the Q's were still on the board.

Yancey_Ward
Yancey_Ward

Editor

Interesting choice here. Of course, 1.Rd8 is obvious as the start, but seem to be two ways to win a piece after that- white can reduce to a R+N vs R ending with pawns on the board, or a Q+N vs Q ending with pawns on the board;

1.Rd8 Ka7 2.Qe6 Re6 3.Rf8 or

1.Rd8 Ka7 2.Qd4+ b6 3.Qf4! Rd8 4.Qc7+ Ka8 5.Qd8+ Kb7 6.Qf8

Which would you rather play as white?