If white plays ne6+, why shouldn't black play kh7? enter image description here

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1...Kh7 leads to 2. Qxh6+! Kxh6 3. Rh3+ with mate in 2. If 2...Kg8, Black is mated with 3. Qxg6 Kh8 4. Rh1 with mate in 2.

  • I missed a very similar combination on one of my first tournament games.
    – Tony Ennis
    Commented Sep 25, 2015 at 23:47
  • Did someone make a bunch of comments and delete them? :D Great answer, my gut intuition was not to use the Queen for Qxh6 because you lose the Queen but it's actually a useful strategic move. I've only been playing for less than a week (used to play casually when I was 10 with my Grandad and haven't played for nearly 22 years). Recently realized it's a great game; funny enough thanks to the Warhammer Regicide release.
    – AturSams
    Commented Sep 26, 2015 at 9:03

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