3 second chess tactic Chess tactic, Puzzle Solving White to move. How should White proceed? Source: ChessToday.net Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar

1.Rd8+ Bf8 2. Qxc4

Rd8+! and QxQ on the next move.

1.Rd8+ Bf8 2.Qxc4! winning the a8 rook!!

1. Rd8+, Bf8

2. Qxc4, Rxc4

3. Rxa8

(1-0)

Ok, play Rd8 then take the queen, or else you win elsewise.

Anyway, On the Vienna game, 1. e4 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 (and this is not a must) d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Be7 is better than any Petroff.

Rd8+ Bf8

QxQ RxQ

RxR

Sorry but for instance 6. Bd3 might be good! 🙂

Rd8 of course.

1. Rd8+ then

1… Rxd8; 2. Qxc4 or 1… Bf8; 2. Qxc4 Rxc4; 3. Rxa8

Ok, someone tell me why 1. e5 e5 2. Nc3 Nf6 3. f4 d5 4. fxe5 Nxe4 5. Nf3 Be7 6. d4 is worse than a Petrof. (Already answered the problem)

Rd8+

1.Rd8+

if 1…Bf8 2.QxQ

if 1…Rxd8 2.QxQ

Rd8+ Bf8

QxQ

3 seconds to find a solution maybe for a good player (still you have to look for a counter moves), average player will need a few minutes, and many people will not see it at all

solution is not difficult if you know similar positions

1.Rd8+!

If 1…Rxd8, 2.Qxc4.+ –

If 1…Bf8, then 2.Qxc4 Rxc4 3.Rxa8 + –

Whites Rook to D8 wins blacks queen for a rook.

1.Rd8+,Bf8 2.Q:c4

Hello.

winning1. Qxc4 , Rxc4

2. Rd8+ , Rxd8

3. Bxd8

Greetings from Spain

1.Rd8+ Bf8 (rook on c8 is tied to protect her queen) 2.Qxc4 Rxc4 3.Rxa8 wins.

-mark m

1. Rd8+ Bf8

2. Qxc4 Rxc4

3. Rxa8

Black loses a rook

1.Rd8+

Hi Susan Polgar,

Best comments already given by other best players in this blog.

I go with Rd8+

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Venky[Chennai – India]