Exercise #137

tactics exercise 137
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 137 solution

1. Qg3! attacks the defender of the d8-Rook and at the same time threatens Qxc7 and Qxg6+

1. Qg3 Qxg3 2. Rxd8+, followed by fxg3 wins material.

Note: This combination works only because 2. Rxd8+ is check. Black has to deal with the check first and only then does white play fxg3.

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