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Black to move and win material.

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Also, chess is growing leaps and bounds. Today I encountered this…

Also, on about the only network TV show I follow, Blue Bloods, park chess players were featured in the latest episode. They’ve been around forever, of course. But the makers of these shows follow trends and this show also deals with current issues.

And if you have never seen Searching For Bobby Fischer you should give it a try.

Right now at Tata Steel, Uzbeki Nodirbek Abdusattorov is in the lead with 6/8. Carlsen is in 7th place. As I right, Ding and Anish are battling back and forth.

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  1. I love those stone pines. I wonder if I could get one to grow in my part of the country.

  2. Synonymous_Howard says:

    1. … Ra6 traps the white queen

  3. Neal says:

    1. …Ra6 traps the queen. White can’t get better compensation than a rook.

  4. White’s Queen is trapped.

    1. … Ra6
    2. Nxe5 Rxa5
    3. Nxc6 black is down

    1. … Ra6
    2. Nxe5 Qa8
    3. Qxb5 and escapes

    1. … Ra6
    2. Nxe5 Qb7
    3. Qxa6 Qxa6 and black is better

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