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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 162

November 3, 2015

Black to play and win


Medina- Tal, Palma de Mallorca 1966


A nice puzzle today: are all combinations involving Tal nice, and difficult?

1…Qh2+ 2 Qf2; or 1…Qg1 2 Qd5 h2 3 Qd8+ and a repetition after 3…Kh7 4 Qh4 1/2-1/2.

At first, I tried moving the queen ‘somewhere’ but couldn’t find ‘where’. So, actually as a last resort, but really it should have been examine all biffs, 1…Qf3+! 2 Kf3 Ne3! and the pawn promotes.



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