16795 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
lil b is the rawwest rapper alive - lil b
A powerful 1-2-3 punch. The bishop covering the g8 square is as good as the classic smothered check with a black piece (usually a rook) blocking king's escape to there. After 2.Rh2+, Black moves ... Bh6, interposing AND opening g7 as an escape square. But, unfortunately for black, white's Queen is poised to capture that Bishop, both removing the interposition and preventing the escape to g7. Checkmate.
this is for rokie.this is a very easy problem.
This reminds me of Fischer's principle against the Dragon - pry open the King Rook file, sac, sac, mate
Nice puzzle, but it is easy.. Thanks.
easy, I agree, but I wonder if I would see it if I were in this position in a game
Good point. Sacrificing a Rook is not the first move that comes to mind.
I think I would see it if there were no time pressure, because I would be very aware of the availability of the d2 Rook to slide over and check.
In time pressure situation, I might settle on something else (1.Rdh2, stacking my rooks, or Bf7, hoping to gain material). But if I have some time to at least look at 1.Rxh7+, it hard to miss the forced ... Kxh7 and the foillow up 2.Rh2+. At that point I'm vulnerable to ...Re1+ as well as Black's threat on my c2 pawn, IF Black can get out of check, but his only way out is interposing his Bishop, and there sits my queen.
The real key for me is to be aware of my Bishop blocking Black King's escape to g8.
EDIT: By the way, a quick look at the 1.Bf7 line, shows that 1. ... Rf8 makes that a disastrous move - UNLESS white proceeds with 2.Rxh7+, 3.h2+, and 4.Qxh6#. If Black foresees that line, he might , instead, play 1. ... Be5, threatening white's Queen and opening g7 as an escape square. Now, 2. Rxh7+ Kxh7 3.Rh2+ Kg7, and it looks bad for White. One line: 4.Qh6+ Kxf7, 5.Qh7+ Kf8, 6.Qh6+ Qg7 (ahead a Rook and a Bishop, less a pawn, Black is happy to trade Queens). There are too many possibilities from that point, but they all add up to a win for Black.
Nice puzzle ..Easy one
That was easy
pretty easy for a puzzle
Easy but if you play its different story:)
the puzzle works today!
easy and nice
"2015 European Individual Championship Round 8 Hosts GM Alon Greenfeld and GM Alik Gerson"
Learning 1.e4 e5 thoroughly
by Reb a few minutes ago
by AngusTheFirst a few minutes ago
Plastic Dubrovnik II
by 9kick9 4 minutes ago
by I_Am_Second 4 minutes ago
3/4/2015 - Boxed In
by biat 9 minutes ago
by Arawn_of_Annuvin 15 minutes ago
Are openings important? Recommendation
by clarapca 17 minutes ago
sistema ruim de telefone celular
by Pulpofeira 21 minutes ago
If you could change one rule of chess,what would it be?
by Reb 24 minutes ago
what tactic book help u get over that hump
by millionairesdaughter 25 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!