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It’s Your Move # 15 E-mail
Written by chessbibliophile   
Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:16

In the following position White has played 1.Kd2 with the terrible threat of Rg1 and Qh6+. Can Black save himself?

it's your move 15

Black to move

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 October 2014 21:18


+1 #23 Yury 2014-10-06 21:15
Thanks everyone who participated! The solution is now posted. :-)
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+2 #22 chessbibliophile 2014-10-04 08:18
Dear TS,
After 1…Bd3 2. e4 Bxe4 3.Qxe4 White threatens Qh4+ followed by Rg1+.
Now Black has to find a good move to go on.
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+1 #21 TS 2014-10-04 05:27
What should Black do after 2. e4?
What about 2...Bxe4?
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+1 #20 chessbibliophile 2014-10-04 01:24
Dear reader,
The pawn move to e4 interposes him between the Black bishop and the White queen.
So right now the bishop cannot take the queen.
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0 #19 Kiarash Jamali 2014-10-04 00:37
2.e4 FAILS. The bishop on d3 easily captures the queen.
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0 #18 chessbibliophile 2014-10-03 11:04
Dear TS,
The name is chessbibliophil e.
After 1…fxe5 White mates in two different ways.
2.Qh6+ Kg8 3.Rg1+ Qg5+ 4.Rxg5+ Kf7 5 Rf5+ Ke8 6.Qxf8#
2.Qh6+ Kg8 3.Rg1+ Kf7 4.Rg7+ Ke8 5 Qg6+Rf7 6.Qxf7#
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0 #17 TS 2014-10-03 07:28
Dear Bibliophile.
Please clarify. Are you examining the line 1. Kd2, Bd3. 2. e4, fxe5. ? (I wasn't.)
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0 #16 chessbibliophile 2014-10-02 23:25
Dear TS,
Glad to see your effort.
Do give serial numbers to moves so that everyone can follow.
After 2.e4 fxe5 Black is mated in two different ways.
3.Qh6+ Kg8 4. Rg1+ Qg5+ 5.Rxg5+ Kf7 6. Rf5+ Ke8 7.Qxf8 #
3.Qh6+ Kg8 4. Rg1+ Kf7 5.Rg7 +Ke8 6.Qh5 + Rf7 7.Qxf7 #
So the question still remains, what should Black after 2. e4?
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0 #15 TS 2014-10-02 22:53
Sorry. Slight mistake. Final moves are Qg5+ (Not Qg4+) Kc8. (And White now has no more checks.)
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0 #14 TS 2014-10-02 22:21
Sorry. Missed something out. Try this.
After fxe5; Qh6+ Kg8; Rg1+ Qg5; Rxg5+ Kf7; Rg7+ or Qh7+ Ke8; Qh5+ Kd8; Qg4+ Kc8. What happens next? Black has 2 Rooks, Knight and Bishop against Queen and Rook. Still playable in my view and Black's King has survived to live another day. Or at least a few more moves.
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