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5th of December – Still not so bad

A nice little tactic takes the full point. Not too hard yet…

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  1. Ray
    December 5th, 2013 at 18:50 | #1

    I would play 1.Rc8+ Ke7 (1…Kf7 2.c7 Nxc7 3.Ra7 Rc3 4.Bb6 +-) 2.Bc5+ Kf7 3.c7 Nxc7 4. Ra7 +-.

  2. Ray
    December 5th, 2013 at 18:51 | #2

    @Ray
    Of course I mean 1.Ra8+, not 1.Rc8+ 🙂

  3. boki
    December 6th, 2013 at 08:55 | #3

    I wanted to play 3.Rf8 Nxf8 4.c7 but missed
    3…Kg6 -:(

  4. Jimmy
    December 6th, 2013 at 14:16 | #4

    My first reaction was:
    1.Bc5 (protecting the pawn from the black rook, and threatening Re7+) Nxc5 (2…Kd8 3.Bd6!) 2.c7 +-

    But then I realised that after 1.Bc5 Rc3! things are no longer so simple. Changing the move order somewhat; 1.Ra8+ ought to win as Ray wrote above

  5. JB
    December 6th, 2013 at 14:40 | #5

    how about Bc5 Nxc5 (Kd8 Bd6; Rb8 Re7+) Ra8 and then c7, c8Q

  6. Jacob Aagaard
    December 6th, 2013 at 15:53 | #6

    @JB
    As Jimmy said, 1.Bc5? Rc3!=. So give the check first as Ray indicates.

    Nisipeanu – Berkes, Bad Wiesse 1/11-2013

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