Exercise #169

tactics exercise 169
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 169s

1. Rxc4! clears the a2-g8 diagonal for the b3-bishop and threatens a discovered check, ie. Rc3 dsc+.

1. Rxc4 Kh7 (an attempt to escape the discovered attack) Bc2 pins the queen to the king.

Or

1. Rxc4 Kf8 2. Rc8#

Or

1. Rxc4 Kh8 2. Rc8+ Kh7 3. Bc2 +-

Or

1. Rxc4 bxc4 2. Bxc4+ forks the king and queen

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