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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #292

March 15, 2016

White to play and win

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Bagirov v Holmov, Riga 1970

Solution

As Purdy tells us, as part of a player’s thinking process, he should spend some time ignoring threats, as if they could not possibly happen: what does the player want to do, ignoring the threat?

Here, the long diagonal beckons: 1 Bc3! threatens 2 Qe5 mating. So 1…Bg7 but then 2 Qc7 is a double attack on g7 and also threatening Rd8 winning the queen. 1-0.

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