Sunday, August 14, 2011

Chess Magic: It Ain't Over Til it's Over

Black to move:

Black is down material having lost a rook and only gaining back two extra pawns.

White has the threat of 2. Qa8+, forcing Black to move his King. Then White can get a pawn back with Qxa7+, and then take the bishop on the next move! Ouch.

Black could trade queens with 1. ...Qxg2+, but trading pieces when behind in material is usually not a good idea. The remaining rook would dominate Black's remaining bishop as the rook would hem in Black's king to the back rows and then slowly pick off Black's remaining pawns...all the way to victory.

So, Black must come up with another plan. Black to move....and win! See if you can find THE move!

The solution can be found by scrolling down and finding "Chess Magic Revealed" on the right side of the blog.


absea98 said...

Yeah! I got it right!

Nik Faldo said...

Glad to hear it! Welcome back Absea!