Friday, February 29, 2008

Chess Puzzle

I saw this chess position/puzzle on some website earlier today. I thought it was pretty neat, and it's probably not that uncommon a situation. It took me a while to see the correct move. Hopefully, I'll get better at spotting these types of vulnerabilities in the future.

Anyway, here it is. It is White's turn to move... what's the best play here?


Duke said...

I'd trade the queen by taking the rook and then get the queen. Probably not best, but not too bad.

Brute Force said...

Good work. It's the best move. You win the rook.