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Tactical Patterns Everyone Should Know: The Crafty Queen

  • GM Gserper
  • | 03/11/2013
  • | Visto 16270 veces
  • | 90 comentarios

The pattern of the Crafty Queen requires Qh3, Ne5 and a bishop on the diagonal b1-h7 (usually Bd3) for White, and the black king should be castled to the kingside. Superficially it looks like the white queen is only looking at a good opportunity to checkmate the black king by Qxh7#, but in reality, she is also looking towards a different path!  Here is one of the oldest games where this pattern occurred:

As you could see, the crafty white queen was hitting the enemy's pieces in both directions: h3-h7 and h3-d7. 

Here is a slightly more complicated example from a game between two famous Russian grandmasters:

Was it too easy? OK, here is even more complex combo:

Finally, let me present the most recent case of this typical pattern:

Since the pattern is very distinctive, I am sure you'll never miss it in your games!


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  • hace 27 horas

    andresestica77

    excellent

  • hace 4 semanas

    Financial_Hazard

    As usual, an excellent article about a tactical pattern I should indeed know.

  • hace 4 semanas

    AceOfGames

    it'd be very nice if a puzzle in black's point of view was included, where you're trying to prevent this trap, that would be vry helpful.

  • hace 4 meses

    Sampark007

    Thanks a lot....

  • hace 5 meses

    kasparov22

    Beautiful !

  • hace 5 meses

    Vibhav_G

    lovely 

  • hace 5 meses

    AleSGCHESS

    Thanks!

  • hace 5 meses

    Vibhav_G

    lovely 

  • hace 5 meses

    Mate_In1

    nice, thank you!  which openings lead to this position/pattern?

  • hace 5 meses

    pa_kamini

    Cool 1. 

  • hace 5 meses

    tecnoecuador

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  • hace 6 meses

    pa_kamini

    1. Nxd7 Nxd7 2. Qxh7 # is Mate. 

  • hace 6 meses

    pa_kamini

    In the first game b4 by black is the mistake. 

  • hace 6 meses

    Vibhav_G

    Game 3 .

    1. Nxd5 exd5  2. Nd7 Qxd7  3. Bxh7+ Kh8   4. Bf5+ and White wins the Queen .  

  • hace 6 meses

    kavehtp

    Thank you! Great article!

  • hace 6 meses

    DIAO_QX

    brilliant!!!

  • hace 6 meses

    adroit1968

    Awesome stuff. I long for more of such stuff.

  • hace 6 meses

    theorangeblaznguy

    oh my gosh! this is awesome!

  • hace 6 meses

    MART_trese

    nice!

  • hace 6 meses

    Vibhav_G

    2 nd game 

    1. Nd7  Qxd7 2. Bxh7+ Kh8 3. Bf5 black looses the Queen. 

    Same patteren as first puzzle. 

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