Step by Step: Tactics #62
By Mark Donlan
Step by Step: Tactics is designed to test and improve your basic tactical skills. For best results, play the position out over-the-board and think for as long as you need without moving the pieces. You can also print out this page and use it as a workbook exercise in a classroom setting. Also, be sure to subscribe to our Daily Chess Puzzle email.
After the moves 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.c3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.cxd4 Bg4 6.d5, why was 6…Ne5 a mistake?Scroll down for more options
Circle the type of tactics that were involved in this puzzle:
- Discovered Attack
- Double Attack
- En Prise
- Removing the Guard
- Trapped Piece
Kostopoulos,E – Kerimov,E (2119)
3rd Open Patras GRE (5), 22.07.2001
Sicilian Defense [B22]
7.Nxe5! wins a piece for White. If 7…Bxd1 8.Bb5+ Qd7 9.Bxd7+ Kd8 10.Nxf7+; or 7…dxe5 8.Qxg4. The game ended as follows: 7…Qa5+ 8.Bd2 Bxd1 9.Bxa5 dxe5?? 10.Bb5# 1-0
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