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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daily Chess Puzzle 31.

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Daily Chess Puzzle 31











A hasty Player might slide home with 1 c8 = Q?? and expect his opponent to give up. However, Black's King would then be stalemated and the shocking 1 ... Qxb8+!! would deliver both a draw and a harsh dose of reality. White sees this possibility and makes a point of freeing the Black King and stopping any stalemates with

1 Rc4!

Then Black can not prevent

2 c8 = Q.