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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Simple chess puzzle: What's White's magic move?

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Hi everyone,

A nice chess puzzle for you. This is from a nice position in the Peng Zhaoqin-M. Middelveld game of the seventh round in the recently held Dutch Chess Championships. In this position White played Qxa6 and eventually lost the game. But can you spot a nice magic move to win the game? When you have the answer just run the flashplayer to see the solution. Enjoy.

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  • At July 13, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Anonymous Aaron, Wurzburg said...


  • At July 13, 2011 at 12:39 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...


  • At July 14, 2011 at 7:24 AM , Anonymous Roberto said...

    Hi Alexandra

    congrats for your nice blog.

    Nevertheless i would apreciate some more moves in the flash player solution of this chess puzzle.

    1. Qf7 i found that quite quick
    1...Be5 only move (Qd6, Qb8 or Rg8 lose quickly)
    2.Qg6 and the solution ends...

    2...Kg8 only move

    And now i suppose 3. b3 winning a piece, right?


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