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Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rapid chess, White to move

One of the key differences between average and really strong players is that the latter are more resilient and are able to come up with tricky ideas even in the most desperate situations. For example, in the position on the diagram above White resigned due to not being able to convey an attack on the opponent's king and losing even more material after Black's last move Qb2. Do you have a better suggestion?

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1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 03:34 15 2014 .
White should heed Alekhine's famous words: "ATTACK! ATTACK!  
1.Ra1! QxB 
2.Rxa7 Qxf2+ 
3.Kh1 and Black is helpless against the threatened mate.
2. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 22:43 15 2014 .
Of course, after 1.Ra1! Black could reply with 1. ... Qd5 2.Rxa7 Rd7 3.Qh8+ Ke7 4.QxR RxR 5.BxN bxB 6.Qxc3 etc. But in a Rapid chess Black could have fallen to 1. ... QxB?

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