Thursday, July 21, 2011

Tactics 3

Yesterday's position was from a simultaneous game by William Steinitz. As White, Steinitz played 1.Qh5 and won after 1..Rxh5 2.Ng8+ Ke8 3.Bxf7# In fact, 1.Ng8+ may be even better as after 1..Rxg8 2.Qf3, mate is unstoppable, a sample being 2..f5 3.exf6+ Ke8 4.Qh5+ Rg6 5.Qxg6# But who can deny the beauty of a move like 1.Qh5?

Today's Puzzle:

White to play and win

answer tomorrow ;)

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