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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 83

December 5, 2014

Black to play and win

White captures on f6: then what?


G Michelakis v CC De Villiers 1988




As with yesterday's puzzle, a standard motif. 1…Qa2! and if 2 Na2, Nb3 mate.

However, white has a somewhat better defence, 2 Nd4 when 2…Qa1+ 3 Kd2 Qb2+ 4 Ke1 Qc3+.

The game is over.

Stockfish actually prefers (in the sense of -6 compared with -4) 1…ef followed by 2…Qa2! against most responses.


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