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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #285

March 8, 2016

Black to play and win

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Pfiel v Vogt, Zinnowitz 1970

Solution

After first trying 1…Be4+ 2 fe Ne4, and finding it wanting, I reversed the order of the moves and played the correct 1…Ne4! 2 fe Be4+ when Black is winning.

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After 3 Bd3 my line was 3…b3! when White collapses (4 Nc3 Rc3!) whlst the computer tells me that 3…Qh5! is even stronger – in the sense of -4 compared with -3. The idea of Qh5 is to overload the White Queen; the end result being after pieces are swapped off  Bg2 forks the Nh3 and Rh1. But 3…b3! is human, playing to the main theme.

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