Thursday, November 15, 2012

Puzzle of the Day

One of the most common mistakes I see among players of all levels is that they tend to cut off a calculation too soon, when there are still more tactics left in the position. In a recent online game I played as white in the position below. I had just played Be3-d4, allowing Nxd5 (Ra2 is also playable), leading to a forced series of captures and checks. See if you can calculate the moves to the end of the lines after Nxd5 and figure out what one of us missed. Please leave your evaluation of the position in the comments.