# chess online

## CHESS TACTICS #32239

 Problem's rating: 1996 Avg. time to solve: 02:52 Total attempts: 323 Solved percentage: 38.1%
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rich_sposato
29-Jun-11, 10:28

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I think Rf8 is a better solution than Bg4.

Rf8 leads to this exchange of a rook for a queen and black is up 5 points.
1. Qf5 Rf8
2. Qxf8+ Qxf8

If black moves Bg4 as the puzzle expects, I don't see why the queen has to take the bishop. The queen could retreat to f2 instead - and that can lead to an exchange of pawn and queen for rook and knight. A far better outcome than an exchange of queen for bishop.
 petonho29-Jun-11, 12:59

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If the queen is removed f2, then 2 .... Rf8, 3 .... Nf3+ is a good offense.

If 1.Qf5 .... Kf8 then 2.Rc8
rich_sposato
29-Jun-11, 13:48

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I considered the knight landing on Nf3 to fork the king and rook, but since both Rf8 and Bg4 allow that (each after a couple of other moves), the opportunity for the knight fork gives no advantage to either Rf8 or Bg4.

A clear advantage the Rf8 move gives to black is control over the open f file - as well as putting either the queen or other rook next to the king for defense.

1. Qf5 Kf8???
2. Rc8
does not make sense to me. If the white queen is on f5, then the f8 square is under attack and so the king may not safely move there. Was there a typo in your post?
 petonho30-Jun-11, 06:39

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Yes ... There was an error in my post.

I meant:
If 1.Qf5....Rf8 then 2.Rc8

Things of the translator.

paulmorphy91
21-Aug-11, 00:02

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i think Bg4 is better cause the white queen will be sacrificed for a bishop while 1...Rf8 2.Qxf8+ the queen is sacrificed for the rook.
 bujor05-Jan-13, 08:36

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I like Qh4
it makes more sense to me than any other move