30 November, 2020

A good pattern to know

 I went through a phase of practising this type of mate pattern, where a Rook (or Queen ) sacrifice forces a king re-capture, with a follow up from Rook ( or Queen ) delivering mate.

In this example the bishop pin threw up a small diversion, but as soon as I calculated that out of the equation, the solution was clear.

One of those few ChessTempo problems that have no clear game source for the problem, which is always a shame in my eyes.

Black to play