Insane Tactic

I was going through some games, and I came across one which had an extremely exciting and complicated position. The game was between former Chinese Super GM Ni, Hua, and Vietnamese Super GM Le Quang, Liem.

Going back to the position before move h5, your move is to find the winning combination for Black. Take your time, because it’s quite difficult; probably an 8 on a scale of 10 :).

Black to move. Good Luck!

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10 thoughts on “Insane Tactic

    1. Akshat Post author

      Hello Vishal,
      The answer you have provided is in the right direction. However, it’s a bit incomplete as Black still has to play some moves to force a mate, or decisive material advantage. Good work so far!

    1. Akshat Post author

      Hi Alden,
      It’s a tough one; so take your time. Ng5 is incorrect. Think about forcing moves such as Checks. G’luck!

      1. Aarush

        I think the answer is bxf3 because you are forking or attacking both rooks at the same time.Is this correct?

        1. Akshat Post author

          Hey Aarush,
          Sorry for my late repsonse.
          Bxf3 looks like a good move, especially since it forks the Rooks, but the problem is that White is threatening mate on h7.
          So, Black has to play a series of forced moves – Like checks.

  1. Siddharth

    Okay…I’ve thought quite a lot about this and here’s what I think the answer is it goes 1…Ba3+ Kxb3 2. a1=Q Rxa1 3. Qxb6 Bxb6 4.Nd4+ Kc3 5.Rxc4 5.Kxc4 Rc8#. It took me about 2 weeks to get there and I’m still not sure of it.

    1. Akshat Post author

      Hey Siddarth,
      You found all the right moves and motifs – the second move has to be 2.a1=N+, however.
      It’s essential to keep giving checks, as promoting to a Q would allow White to give mate on h7.
      Good job!


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