Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bullet tactics

I had been playing a lot of bullet (one minute) chess online. In fact it is an addiction which I am trying to rid myself off. With the right partner, I can really go on a bullet binge. It is not uncommon for me to go online in the afternoon and only stop playing the following morning.

Two weeks ago I played over a hundred bullet game against the same opponent on Free Chess Server. At two minutes a pop, that's two hundred minutes of my life down the drain :)

Anyway we reached the following position with me as White. Black has just played 17...f6

In a flash, I saw the next moves. Try spotting the win for white

Now the interesting part is we reached this position a couple of games later.

You can easily see it is almost identical to the first diagram. And ended the same way too :)

Solution: 1. Bxh7+ Nxh7 2. Qf7+ Kh8 3. Ng6 mate


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