Archive for June 25th, 2016

I don’t play much chess these days and hardly ever against computers but I decided to give Lucas Chess a few games, as I noticed many updates to the software were now available, the latest version being 9.08

I usually play against Chispa (ELO 2227) which is a bit of a struggle so opted for a softer option around the 1900 mark.

I played the Sicilian Sveshnikov and gained the initiative in the middle game. I then reached the following position which contains a move that wins outright. Can you find the move that black (me) must play which is decisive?


White just played Nxe3, hence the arrow.


Scroll down slowly for the answer:

Black has several options but h2 is unguarded, so Bf4 wins on the spot.

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