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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 212

December 23, 2015

White to play and win

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Fischer- Ree, Netanya 1968

Solution

Not hard today: 1 Qe6+ Qe6[] 2 Bd5 and White remains a pawn up after 2…Qd5 3 Rd5

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Continuing slightly further, if 3…Bc3 4 Rc1 wins the c7 pawn, so is just an exchange of pawns, and White’s rook reach the seventh rank. Since the Bg5 and Nf3 defend c1 and e1 respectively, there are no back rank mating saves for Black.

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