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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 133

January 24, 2015

White to play and win

Black has just played Pb6*c5

 

DJ Cawdrey v CH Van der Merwe 2005

 

Solution

Straightforward today: whilst your eye is initially focused on recapturing the pawn, whether by Qc5 or bc, Purdy's two mantras of examine all biffs and ignore threats, at least for a moment, and decide, absent the threat, what you would like to do, apply here, and quickly lead to 1 Ndf5+ (or 1 Nef5+) winning the queen for two pieces.

 

 

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