Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Tactics, Tactics, Tactics

I was playing a game the other night on www.redhotpawn.com (which incidentally, for me personally, is proving to be a much better site than FICS or www.chessgames.com), when I came to this position (see left).

I am white, and it is White to Move.

The perhaps not so obvious move is 1. Qxe5! winning the black bishop. Black can of course play 1... dxe5, but this leads to 2. Rxd7+ (see left) with 3. Rxg7 soon to follow.