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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Endgame magic: Can you spot the optical illusion?

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Hello Everyone,

Does not heart feel thrilled whenever you spot an optical illusion in a chess game? Well! here's such an endgame which you will really like.

White is to play and win. How?

You can run the solution in the flashplayer below but think for a while. Enjoy!

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  • At October 18, 2010 at 11:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hey that was really impossible to spot but then i am not a gm ha ha

  • At October 18, 2010 at 11:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Rule one to solving Alexandra's Puzzles,
    The One move you absolutely want to avoid ... is most likely the Key. ;) Looking forward to your next round of smoke and Mirrors BB.


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