# [blind-chess] Re: Alvin, Re: Problem 21 revisited

• From: "R Dinger" <rrdinger@xxxxxxxxxx>
• To: <blind-chess@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• Date: Tue, 18 May 2010 15:42:19 -0700

```No, I really meant fxg3, what are you seeing that I missed?

Richard
----- Original Message -----
From: alvin blazik
To: blind-chess@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 3:05 PM
Subject: [blind-chess] Alvin, Re: Problem 21 revisited

I know you mean hxg3, I get the idea, Thanks, Alvin

----- Original Message -----
From: R Dinger
To: blind-chess@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 5:57 PM
Subject: [blind-chess] Alvin, Re: Problem 21 revisited

Hi Alvin,

If Black plays:
1... Qxg3+

White will respond:
2. fxg3 winning the Queen.

If Black tries the other approach:
1... Rxg3+

2. fxg3 and the White Queen can now help defend the King.

The only move that forces the White response is:
1... Qg2+

There is only one reply other than just resigning the game:
2. Kxg2 and Black follows with mate!

Finding "forcing" moves is key to chess tactical play.  And the very best
forcing moves only allow one response--no surprises!

Richard

----- Original Message -----
From: alvin blazik
To: blind-chess@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 11:41 AM
Subject: [blind-chess] Problem 21 revisited

Since that was my first move, I will follow this discussion.
1. ... Qxg3+
2. Kh1 Rxf2# With the discovered check from the Bishop on b7.
It seems like a good solution.
Alvin

Hi Puzzlers,

answer are reproduced at the end of this message).
He wondered why Black could not play:
1... Rxg3+

as the first move instead of the posted solution.

I think this is a good question and others may have the same or similar
questions.  Since this is a chess discussion list, maybe we should discuss the
question.

Would anyone like to comment on an answer to Ken's question.  I have my own
answer, but I will wait a bit to give mine.

Problem 21:
7k/
1bpp2p1/
3bp3/
p4B2/
2P5/
P3BrPq/
1PQ2P1P/
4RRK1

Points 4
Black ates in two.
Solution:
1... Qg2+
2. Kxg2 Rxg3#
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