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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #272

February 24, 2016

White to play and win

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Capelan v Both, Volklingen 1970

Solution

White’s position is desperate, since he is threatened with mate. There is a perpetual after 2 Bg3, but there is better: 1 Qg8+! forces 1..Kg8 (1…Kg6 2 Qdf7mate) when 2 Qd8+! Kh7[] 3 Qh4+ gets to g3 in time.

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