Exercise #121

tactics exercise 121
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 121 solution

1. Qxe5 wins the bishop since 1… dxe5 allows the fork, 2. Nf6+, followed by Nxd7.

1. Qxe5 captures the defender of the f6-square. The f6-square is important because the white knight can fork the black king and queen.

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