Exercise #140

tactics exercise 140
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 140 solution

1. Nd5! attacks the defender of the black queen and at the same time threatens Nxf6+ and Nc7+

1. Nd5 Qxf3 2. Nxf6+ Ke7 (attacking the knight) 3. Nd5+! (using a tempo-move to retreat the knight to safety first) Kd7 4. gxf3 wins a piece in the process.

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