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Can anyone help me on this???
What's wrong with:
1. Rd8+ Ne8
2. Qf5 Qa1+
3. Ne1 Qxe1#
1. Rd8+ Ne8
2. Rd1 Rxf7
Why would white rook move:
The White rook has to move so the White queen can be saved. 2. Rh8+ is the only move that doesn't get the White queen taken and buys enough time to defend against the back rank mate.
After 1. Rd8+ Ne8, White plays 2. Rxe8+ and Black can't play Rxe8 without losing his queen, and if he plays Kh7 now, he's just losing the knight for no reason.
can't open up the pawns for king to escape and if rook takes rook
I don't understand, what move numbers are those? I'm guessing (from the original position)
1. Rd8+ Ne8 2. Rxe8+ Kh7 3. Qf5+, when I think g6 is better than Ng6
sorry was being a bit assumtive...
From the starting point...
(white has to come this far to avoid being taken)
after this there is no clear shot at check...
and all the three defending pawns are stuck...
best alternative here I think is
allowing the queen to defend but then black has
g6 as opposed to Ng6. Agreed..
Either way, I don't agree with the the Tactical answer. And it lost me 18 points... Hey ho
Under option 1, I would say White shouldn't play Rxe7, but should use Rh8+ to force Kxh8 and then play Qf8+ to get the queen out of the rook's line of fire, then play h3 to break the back rank mate.
Under option 2, after Qf5+ Black is better off playing g6 rather than Ng6, because now Ng5+ hxg5 and the White queen can't escape because White needs to play h3 to escape the back rank mate.
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