The One-Two Chess Combo

The One-Two Chess Combo

Gserper
GM Gserper
Jul 5, 2015, 12:00 AM |
28 | Tactics

Today we are going to continue our analysis of "chess-boxing" combos.

According to Wikipedia, in boxing, the one-two combo is a nickname of a jab and cross combo.

In chess, the one-two combo starts with a queen jab, which we discussed here. Then a bishop and a rook finish the job. 

Here is a good old example:

One of the most well-known examples of the one-two combo could have happened in the following famous game by Bronstein.

For me, just like for many other chess players, it was the first game that demostrated the concept.

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Even though this tactical pattern is widely known, from time to time even strong grandmasters fall for it!

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As you could see, this simple combination is extremely powerful and leads to an immediate checkmate.  

I hope you'll never miss it in your games!

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