Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Have I mentioned that I love this book?

The book in question is Jeff Coakley's Winning Chess Exercises For Kids.

 White to play: what's White's best move?
In real life, successful tactics don't always give you a won game, but only a slightly superior position.


Chris Falter said...

1. Qxd8 Rxd8 2. Bxf6 gxf6 and white has the superior pawn structure for the endgame. I think.

Bill Brock said...

That's the intended solution, and I'm sure most of us would play this.

Interestingly, Houdini does not have a strong preference for this line. Black does have B vs. N and a healthy 3-2 queenside majority. And it's unclear how well White can use the 4-3 majority (f5 is a wonderful N outpost).