Wednesday, October 31, 2007

An Instructive Mistake

My Red Hot Pawn rating is now at 1741, the highest I've achieved--but let's give Luck it's due in the equation...

I'm playing Black in the diagram, and to make it a little more of a visualization exercise we'll give a few moves:



25. Be4 Bb3 26. Rb1 and now Black to play and win.

(Don't look in the comments before you get the answer!)

3 comments:

Samuraipawn said...

26...Rxe4 and winning a piece?

Loomis said...

That's what I came up with, Samurai. This is a variant of a motif I hadn't really noticed until I started doing CTS and CT-Art. Both of white's back rank rooks are attacked by rook and queen. Neither can capture its attacker or the other hangs with mate. Anybody got a name for this motif?

Atomic Patzer said...

Nice exercise! And nice game! I worked it out with only visualization. Thanks.