Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tactics happen

Burgess-Stamnov, Oak Brook 2004
White to play and win quickly

Truth to tell, the game's already resignable (is 1...Rxf3 really a threat? and if not, why not?)

But the finishing blow should be delivered swiftly.  Jeepers, I'm beginning to sound like Irving Chernev.


Keith Ammann said...

Rg5 looks like a pretty trap.

Frederick Rhine said...

What Keith said - 1.Rg5 wins. Black can't even get a little wood for his queen with 1... Rxf3 because 2.Qb8+! forces mate.