Tactical Training: Stopping short
Sep 11, 2015, 11:39 PM 0
In my daily tactical training I couldn't solve the following diagram.
See if you can solve the following.
Blokh's Combinational Motives: Diagram 822, Difficulty 8.
White to move
I had looked at Nxe6, Rxe6, Bxf7 and g6. I sensed a theme around the Knight fork between c5 and f8
A) Nxe6 and I could find no follow up after ... fe
B) Rxe6 fe, Nxe6 Qc8 and i don't think White has enough
C) I looked at 1. Bxf7 but after Kxf7 I couldn't see a follow up. Psychologically I think this is because I had the Rook on e1 fixated on e6 and wasn't flexible to believe it could move from that point of focus to f1. Inflexibility in thinking will hold you back in Chess.
D) g6 immediately falls to Qxh5
I was happy to find what I believe was the cause of missing this tactic. If you become to focus on one idea, you may miss opportunites elsehwhere.