Exercise #17

tactics exercise 17
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

1.Nxd6 wins the bishop.

The black rook on e6 is pinned because the rook on e8 is undefended. The variation below illustrates the point:

1.Nxd6 Qxd6 2. Qxd6 Rxd6 3.Rxe8+

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