Exercise #138

tactics exercise 138
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 138 solution

1. Qc3 attacks the defender of the e8-Rook and at the same time threatens Qh8#

1. Qc3 Qxc3 2. Rxe8+ Kh7 3. Bxc3

Similar to the previous exercise, this tactic only works because 2. Rxe8+ is check, forcing black to deal with the check before white recaptures, Bxc3.

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