X-ray (chess)[ edit ]

In chess, an x-ray is an attack that involves the action of a piece being felt "through" a piece of the opposite color.

The illustrated example is from Alekhine-Nestor, Trinidad 1939, with White to move:

1.Rc8 Qxd7
(1...Rxc8 2.Qe7 Qxe7 3.dxc8/Q+ Qe8 4.Qxe8#)
2.Qf8+! 0-1
Black resigned in view of 2...Rxf8 3.Rxf8#.

The moves are given in algebraic chess notation.

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