Sacrificing a queen to bring a pin

chessvarsity

Scottrf

Nice.

chessvarsity

thankx

pfren

2.Rc8+ is mate very shortly, so it's a better choice.

chessvarsity

Where is the mate prfen

nyLsel

My chess program (Fritz) also fails to see the mate very shortly.

What is the continuation of 2.Rc8+ ?

chessvarsity

Your wrong the king would play Kf8

chessvarsity

Sorry I'm wrong

pfren

1.Qh6+ Kg8 2.Rc8+ Kf7 3.Rc7+ Kg8 (everything else leads to instant mate) 4.Rxg7+ Qxg7 5.ef3, when Houdini claims mate in 10 with best play from Black. Anyway, White is a whole Queen up, so this is of no real sgnificance.

syedmuneer

After 3. Rc7+, why can't black play 3. ... Kf8 instead of 3. ... Kg8

Turm_Breuberg
syedmuneer wrote:

After 3. Rc7+, why can't black play 3. ... Kf8 instead of 3. ... Kg8

Qh8 Rg8 Qf6 Ke8 Qe7. As quick and simple as that. But nearly everything wins. 

2. Qe6 should be another option for example.