Polgar Training 2016-11-21

Polgar Training 2016-11-21

blohmoremoney
blohmoremoney
Nov 20, 2016, 8:49 PM |
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In my Polgar tactical training I have reached 2229 as of 21/11/2016 and have got the following wrong the past days.

 


Position 2208

White to Move and Mate in 2

I chose Qd4 anticipating that any Knight move will lead to mate. However, I failed to account for the Black King attacking the White Rook, after which there is no mate.

Position 2211
White to Move and Mate in 2
I had chosen 1. Rh2 anticipating any Knight move leads to mate. However, I failed to see that 1. ... Nf2 both interferes along the 2nd rank as well as prevents Rh1

Position 2216
White to Move and Mate in 2
I chose 1. Rd3 anticipating that any Knight move leads to Rf4 mate. However, I failed to account for Nd4 which inteferes along the d-file, allowing the King to escape. A recurring pattern with interference.

Position 2229
White to Move and Mate in 2
 
I chose 1. Ne5 thinking that any pawn move leads to mate and that Kxe5 leads to Bc7 mate. However, I failed to see the King has an escape square at f5