Test your chess: Reitstein problem 210

A fairly simple example of why chess players need to examine all checks, captures and threats. At first glance, “Qxh6” looks like a terrible move and thus many beginners would not even consider the winning combination.

allanbeardsworth

White to play and win

Find the combination, including how to overcome black’s best defence

PJ Foley v A Snoek 1989

A standard motif: 1 Qh6+! and if 1…Kh6, 2 Nf7+ forks. So 1…Kh8, but then 2 Qh8+! forces the same winning fork.

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