Tactical blind spots

Oct 5, 2015, 12:01 PM |

Some say that using a chess engine to analyse your games afterwards is not a good idea.

But I do learn from all the tactical oversights.

Today I learned. I looked at this position :

Where Stockfish chess engine claims that white had an almost winning advantage with Bxf5.

I looked at it and I got confused and could not believe it.

What should white play after Bd3xf5 and then Be6xf5 ?

It took me quite a while to find out why.

It's the "ghost" piece in action.

After Be6xf5 the black pawn on d5 is no longer covered by the bishop, so white has ... Rxd5+ check !

I do learn, every time. There's no end to working on ones tactical skills.