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Chess puzzle #51

30 Dec

See diagram. Black to move. He is clearly in a worse position. But after his next move 1. – Rxc7 it is over in a couple of moves. How?

Solution…

What is the threat? The wrong square…

15 Mar

With his last move, 19. Nh4 white set up a nasty threat. Do you see what are white’s intentions?

I think they are rather obvious. More important is: how should black react to this threat? The black player in this game made a wrong decision and lost quickly. See solution…

 

 

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Chess puzzle #19

13 Oct

White is winning. In the diagram position he could play for instance 1. b6 or 1. Ka4 and he is doing fine.

Instead he played 1. Qc3?? Why is this a blunder? Answer…

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