Friday, May 9, 2014

Middle game Tactics - "Removal of Defender" / "Undermining an overloaded piece" - Solutions

Hey friends,

If you haven't checked out my last post of Middle game Tactics - "Removal of Defender" / "Undermining an overloaded piece" , do check it out and just look through for some fun puzzles and relax your mind with easy tactics.

All the puzzles are White to move and win material
Here are the solutions to the puzzles shown.



Solutions: Left to Right, Up to Down
Puzzle 1:  1. Bxc4+ (forking the Knight and King)

Puzzle 2:  1. Nb6 (If 1...Rb8 2. Nxa8 Rxa8 3. Bxc6 or Rxc6)
                 (If 1... Rc7 2. Nxa8)

Puzzle 3: 1. Ne7+ (If NxN then QxQ)
                   (If Kb8 or Kd8, then Nxc6+ followed by QxQ)

Puzzle 4: 1. Bxg6+ (If 1...Qxg6 2. Rh8+ Kxh8 3. Qxg6)
                (If 1... Kh6 2. Rh8#)

Puzzle 5: 1. dxe5 (If 1...Bxe5 2. Bxf4 wins piece)
                (If 1...Qxe5 2. Nxd6 Qxd6 or cxd6 3. Bxf4)




Puzzle 6:  1. Bxe7 (If 1...Nxe7 2. Qxa5)

Puzzle 7: 1. Qg4+ Qxg4 2. Rxe8+ Kg7 3. fxg4

Puzzle 8:  1. Bxf6 Qxf6 2. Rxa3

Puzzle 9: 1. Nxe8 Rxe8 2. Qxf7

Puzzle 10: 1. Re7 (Deflection tactics) 1...Qxe7 2. Qxd5+ followed by Qxa8

Puzzle 11:  1. Rg7+ Kxg7 2. Qxe7 (wins queen by deflecting king)






Puzzle 12: 1. Rxb7 (If 1...Qxb7 Qf8#) to prolong mate, black can either go Nc7 or Rd7, and Rook captures

Puzzle 13:  1. Be4 (If 1... Qxe4 2. Nxf6+ fork !!) 1... Qe6 2. Nxf6+ Qxf6 3. Bxb7

Puzzle 14: 1. Rd8+ Kc7 2. Qxf4 Rxf4 3. Rxh8 (If 1...Rxd8 2. Qxf4)

Puzzle 15: 1. Rxc6 Qxc6 2. Qxf7+ Kh8 3. Qxf8#

Puzzle 16: 1. Rh4+ (1... Rh5 2. Rxh5+ Qxh5 3. Qxg7#) (1... Kg8 2. Ne7+ fork)

Puzzle 17: 1. Rf8 Rxf8 2. Rxh7# (If 1... Rxe5 2. Rxh8)






Puzzle 18: 1. Bxd6 exd6 2. Rxf6

Puzzle 19 (Black to play *Correction): 1... Bxd2+ 2. Qxd2 Nxf3 fork!! 

Puzzle 20: 1 Rxh7 Rxh7 2. Rxg8 (Or 1... Rxg1 2. Rxh8)

Puzzle 21: 1. Rxe7 Qxe7 2. Qxd5+

Puzzle 22: 1. Nxb7 (If 1... Bxb7 2. Nxe6+ family fork !!) 1...Qc7 2. Rxd8




Puzzle 23: 1. Bg5+ Kxf7 2. Ne5+ Ke8 3. Qf7#

Puzzle 24: 1. Qxh5 (Threat to mate on h7) gxh5 2. Nxe6+ double check and fork.

Puzzle 25: 1. dxe5 (Sorry for the repeat problem)