Sunday, March 4, 2012

Missed This in a Blitz Game

I managed to win this one anyway, but it was a shame to have missed a nice tactic for black here. You can post a solution in the comments.


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  2. OK. I think I have something, but there are a lot of variations.

    1. ... Bxf3+ 2. Kxf3 e4+ 3. Kg2 e3 4. Qxd2 exd2 and black queens the pawn.

    But there's also:
    2. Kg1 Qd1+ 3. Qf1 Qxd4+ (3. Kh2 is met by Qxb2+ and either Bg4++ or Rd1+ winning the queen) 4. Qf2 Qd1+ 5. Qf1 Ng4 (with mating threats eg. ... Qxf1+ Kxf1 Rd1++) 6. Rc1 Qd4+ 7. Kh2 Qxb2+ followed by Qh2++

    2. Kf1 Qd1+ 3. Qe1 Be2+ 4. Kf2 Ng4+ winning the queen.

    1. Looks pretty good Daniel. I think the best line for white might be 2. Kxf3 e4+ 3. Kg2 e3 4. Rc2!? Black's still going to be up a piece here though after 4... Qxf2.