Exercise #23

tactics exercise 23
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 23 solution

1. Rxd6 wins material.

The point is that if the black king recaptures the rook on d6, white can play 2.Bc5+, a skewer on the black king and rook on f8.

1.exd6+ Kxd6 2. Bc5+, followed by Bxf8

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