Exercise #102

tactics exercise 102
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 102 solution

1. Bxe5+ Qxe5 2. Qh8+! Kxh8 3. Nxf7+, followed by Nxe5

Note that 1. Qh8+ is not as good since black might not capture the queen and instead play 1… Kg6!

However, after 1. Bxe5+ Qxe5 2. Qh8+, black is forced to capture the queen, else 2… Kg6 allows 3. Qxe5.

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