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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 9

June 2, 2015

Black to play and win

Vogt- Alexander, Berlin 1962

 

Solution

The motif is clearly back rank mate, and the task is to try to deflect white's queen from defending f1. So 1…c4! (examine all biffs) and if 2 bc, then 2…Qa3!

If now 3 Qd1, then 3….Qc1! is game over.

Note also that (1…c3) 2 Qe2 loses to 2…Qd5.

 

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