Chess Problem – eh?

I’m struggling to see why a chess problem has the answer it does. Does anyone see why Nf6 is the right answer here? Looks crazy to me. Surely the knight can be taken without consequence by g7 or Nf5?

Pgn is:

[Event ""]
[Site ""]
[Date "2011.08.24"]
[Round ""]
[White "Player 1"]
[Black "Player 2"]
[Result "*"]
[ECO ""]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "3r4/2rN1ppk/4p3/1Rp2n1n/2P2P1p/1P3P2/5B1P/3R1K2 w - -"]

1. Nf6+ * { isn’t the knight here simply undefended? }

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3 thoughts on “Chess Problem – eh?

  1. Hang on … play Nf6. Black is checked. You lose the knight, but then you can take the black rook with your white rook (d1)

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