What the Tactic Did - A Puzzle From An Original RALRAL3333 Chess Game (with game)
Feb 14, 2018, 5:34 PM
Hello to everyone reading! In the following puzzle, there is a nice tactic that I don't see very often when I do tactical puzzles. It came from one of my chess games with me as black and the puzzle is below. More explanation will be below the puzzle so you can attempt the puzzle before you read the explanation!
This tactical puzzle only consists of winning one pawn at the end of the puzzle, but in the actual game that was played, the f2 pawn that I won ended up winning the game, due to the fact that winning this pawn made my pawn on e5 a passed pawn, and I was able to advance the pawn and get a position where there was no way to stop the pawn from promoting except for sacrificing the queen to stop its promotion. I hope this can show you that any little thing counts. Without winning this pawn, I would be still up by a pawn, but notice how there are opposite colored bishops which means that if the queens were traded, there would be an opportunity for a draw, and if the rooks were traded as well, it would be very difficult if not impossible for me to win the game. Here is the game: