Sunday, October 21, 2007

Tactics time

This position came about during analysis of a game I played recently. Black to move, find the line that wins the most material.


Christian said...

This is quite a quagmire. I like the simple

1. ... c1=Q
2. Nxc1 Rxc1

which wins a knight for a pawn. More importantly, Black's threat 3. ... Rg1+ looks devastating for White.

At first I considered 1. ... Rxd3, but after

2. Bxd3 Qb3
3. Bxc2 Qxc2

both players have gained equal material (worth 6 pawns).

Slatts said...

Thanks for the comment. I think you may consider:
1. ... Rxd3
2. Bxd3 Qd1

Christian said...

But of course!! There it is, clear as day. Thanks!