Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What's the best move?

White to play and win

By now, you've probably realized that most of these quiz problems don't result in checkmate.  When there are a bunch of pieces left on the board, a two-pawn advantage is usually sufficient to win (other things being equal).  Bishops and knights are worth a bit more than three pawns.

1 comment:

Frederick said...

1.Nd6+ Kf8 (1...Bxd6 2.Bxd8) 2.Nxb7 Qb6 3.Bxe7+ and 4.Nd6, with an extra piece.