Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Minor Piece Attack


(A. Webster vs. V. Akopian) (1992)
(White to move)

Blacks's minor pieces have deeply penetrated white's position. Can anything be done? Possibly. Black spies 1. Qxb2. Is such a move wise?

No.

It is absolutely fatal! 1. Qxb2? leads to 1... Rxe2!. Thus, the score is even, but white's woes have just begun. White's queen must fall back, but where? 2. Qc1 is the only move (2. Nxe2 is, of course, suicide since now the black queen is lost by the black bishop), but now watch. 2... Rc2! (forking the knight and queen!), and the black bishop is looming down on the rook. No matter what... white is going to lose a piece! (See below).

1 Comments:

At 9:54 PM, Blogger DreadPirateJosh said...

Work keeping you busy blue?

 

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