08 November, 2015

White to play, and not make the obvious mistake : a cautionary tale

This has echoes of a previous post on focusing on material too much...

White to play
Has Black made a mistake ? The knight has played in front of the Queen ready to be pinned.

But if White obliges with Re1, then the knight has a diversionary job to do... Nf3+ !

White loses the exchange and the game