31 May 2018

Should be Easy

Position from Jobava -- Harikrishna, Riyadh 2017.

White to move


  1. It looks like 1. Qxe5+ Qxe5 2. Nxc6+ ( and fork ! ) Kd6 3.Nxe5 Kxe5 4.d4+, which puts white a piece up. Black seems to be covering the white squares, but since he has to move, I'm sure White will not be dis-advantaged with his light-squared bishop.