Chess Tactics: Hermann — Charousek, 1896

Rudolf Charousek. Photo: ChessBase

Rudolf Charousek. Photo: ChessBase

Hungarian master Rudolf Charousek (1873-1900) was an immensely talented player who competed successfully in several of the world’s elite tournaments in the late 1890s.

Like Pillsbury, Charousek was struck down very young, dying of tuberculosis at 26 years old.



Test yourself in the following position after white’s 17th move.

Black to play. 17…?

My pieces have a failure to communicate!

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