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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #327

April 20, 2016

Black to play and win

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Adorjan v Basman, Hastings 1973

Solution

I played the straightforward 1…Nd3! which Fritz says is marginally stronger than the move played, 1..Bf2+. After 1…Nd3:

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2 Rd1 Bf2+ 3 Kf1

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White is trussed up: Black can unpin his Queen by Qb5, and then will win eventually.

Basman’s 1…Bf2+! is a tougher piece of calculation, and I admire his ability: 2 Kf2[] Qa7+ 3 Ke1 Ng4 and if 4 Nd4 Rd4 5 Bd4 Qd4:

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and Black is winning: his pieces combine together so well.

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