# chess online

## CHESS TACTICS #46710

 Problem's rating: 1604 Avg. time to solve: 01:39 Total attempts: 513 Solved percentage: 66.3%
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tgarg
29-Mar-11, 21:32

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whats the logic behind this one? why move the rook there?
kristers74
30-Mar-11, 06:12

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Well, I didn't get it too!
jumpingelephant
01-Apr-11, 14:41

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Giving it my best shot
this tactic is a little difficult to explain because there are so many mistakes that black could make. the basic point is to take the bishop. and of course, after setting up a rook gun like this one, black would blunder to move the bishop out of the way. because once that bishop is gone, it's rook takes rook, and black can't retake because the rook on f1 would be backing up the rook on f8.

thus black takes the pawn and puts the king in check, since black's bishop is backing that g2 square. an of course since white can't take with the king, white instead takes with the rook and black has successfully dismantled white's rook gun. of course, white is still on top though, as the progression continues as follows:

3... Bxg2
4. Rxf8+ Kxf8
5. Kxg2

after that, I have difficulty explaining the logic behind each move. hope that helps, and remember to use the "continuation" feature, it's very useful!
 kingdawar01-Apr-11, 16:49

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Counting exercise
Basically white pins the Bishop - it can't move away due to Rf2xf8+. You can't play Rf2xf3 immediately on the first move because black could reply ... Rf8xf3 (the g2 pawn is pinned). After 2. Raf1 white threatens to play 3. Rf2xf3 as 3... Rf8xf3 runs into 4. Rf1xf3. I hope this explanation is not too obfuscated by move notations