Exercise #92

tactics exercise 92
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 92 solution

1. c6 is a pawn-fork that wins material

Ie. 1. c6 Bxc6 2. Rxc6  

Pawn-forks are sometimes surprisingly difficult to spot. I believe the reason is that we focus our attention on the larger pieces. As a result it’s easy to miss tactical opportunities that involve pawns.

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