Exercise #139

tactics exercise 139
Black to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 139 solution

1… Rf2! attacks and pins the defender of the g1-square and threatens Qg1#

1… Rf2 2. Rxf2 Qg1#

White doesn’t have any good solutions to the threat of Qg1# ie. 1… Rf2 2. Ne2 Qh1+ 3. Kg3 Qxg2#

1… Rxg3 2.Kxg3 and white survives for the moment.

1… Qe1, threatening Rxg3,  is also strong.

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