I am going through some of my e-mail today and thought I would post a question that I got here, which may be of interest to others:
In regard to this position, which was in my tribute to Robert Byrne Tribute email: http://archive.aweber.com/tacticstime/EYCLk/h/Tactics_Time_Chess_Newsletter_.htm
Black to Move
Hi TimWas just wondering re the position in the 20 April newsletter below, why black doesn’t just play Bxe5+ instead of the queen sacrifice played by Byrne? After 39…Bxe5+, any white King move ends in Qxg2#, as does 40.Rxe5 or Qxe5; and blocking the check with 40.Rg3 drops the white queen as well as the bishop, and indeed the white rook!
One hint – 40. Qxe5 is a check
ah – of course it is!thanks!