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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chess puzzle: You're not winning till you're winning

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Hi everyone,

Often we come up with a nice position and go straight ahead with the attack based on presumptions that this is done and the game wrapped. But how about considering the unexpected as well. In the following position White played Qe2 check 'knowing/believing' that Black would play Be7.2.Qxb2 But what did White miss? Think about it and then run the pgnplayer to see how it went. Enjoy. 

Russakov-Verlinski, USSR, 1947

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  • At July 7, 2011 at 8:30 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    I know what you mean. I would just look at the position and not even consider giving up my Queen. It's a block. Cheers Chess Queen.


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