Friday, 8 February 2019

White to play

I had this position, as White, last evening, with me to play.   In the cold light of day, it's not difficult to find the best move.   But I was down to a couple of minutes and played it safe by 26.Bxa8.   There's a much better move which wins very quickly.   I'm sure you will all see it.


  1. Is it Re8? Looks counter-intuitive, but either pins or wins the Queen next move with Qg7# looming. Or is there another way?


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