Black to Play

Pete Tamburro on

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It is Black’s move, and White is threatening a mate in one. How should Black stop White from winning?

The old saying that the best defense is a great counterattack works well here. Black has a mating attack as well. 18…Rxg2+ 19.Kh1 19.Kxg2 Qg4+ 20.Kh1 Qf3+ 21.Kg1 Rg8+ 19...Rxh2+ 20.Kxh2 Nf3+ 21.Kg3 Rg8+ 22.Kxf3 Qg4#


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