View Full Version : Cute simple combo: I'll have that queen back thanks. And again. :)

Kevin Bonham
16-01-2007, 12:48 AM
Simple but worth knowing if only for the bemusement of the opponent as you repeatedly retrieve your captured queen from their side of the board:

1.Qg8+ Rxg8 2.hxg8=Q+ Kxg8 3.e8=Q+ and white being a rook up won.

(From a rapid in which I had actually been in a few spots of mild trouble earlier.)

16-01-2007, 12:52 AM
I think I can safely say I would have found that. Can't say I have been lucky enough to play such (mac had similar with his q sac the other day). I can claim a smothered mate in OTB play, though.

Kevin Bonham
16-01-2007, 12:55 AM
I actually saw it five moves in advance but had to wait for the opposing queen and rook to get out of my way and let me do it.

16-01-2007, 01:40 AM
just envisaging the chaos in juggling all those queens in time trouble :)