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Black to Move

Black to move and win. It took me close to 45 min. to figure this out. How long does it take for you? Its from a game between two relatively strong GMs


  1. Thank you,Harish.
    Maybe you or somebody else should think about weekly tactics contest for a month with the prizes. An hourly lesson in tactis or something like that...

  2. well, i will keep trying to post puzzles as often as possible. The above one as was analyzed at Wegmans,

    ...Qg4 (threatening the rook on d7 and if the rook moves mate on e8), Nf3 Qf5+ (threatening queen) Qxf5 exf5+ followed by ...Rxd7 and black wins.

  3. Sorry, but I don't follow your explanation for this position. I was looking for one move to win, but realize that wasn't true...however, your explanation starts with black moving, and then in your explanation you change the order of rank and file after Nf3. Then the moves shows, black, white, black, white, black, black. I apologize if it is something I misunderstand, am fairly new to the game and trying to figure out your puzzle. Appreciate any assistance you can provide me!

  4. Indeed a typo. The moves should be ... Qg4 threatening R on e2 and if rook moves mate on d1. Hence Nf3 ...Qc4+ Qxc4 ...dxc4 K any ...Rxe2.

  5. Thank you so much for clearing this up! Excellent puzzle!

  6. Thank you for sharing this.
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