Crouching Tiger

Crouching Tiger

blohmoremoney
blohmoremoney
Sep 4, 2015, 6:20 AM |
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Nothing upsets me more in chess calculation than missing a candidate move.

 

Take the following tactical training position from Blokh's Combinations Motives.

 

I had looked at Rxh7, Nxe7, Nf6 and Qe4

 

See if you can solve the following.

 


Diagram 795: Difficulty 5, Black to Move 

 

  

Why does this tactic work?
 
White's pieces are so aggressively place: Rh3 firing at h7, Qd3 cutting over to h7, The Knight at d5 eyeing e7 and f6
 
Admist all this, I failed to see the potential of the dark squared Bishop pointing at the Black King. I also underestimated the Rook at g1 lurking, waiting for the g-file to be opened