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White to move.

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  1. WVC says:

    1. Pa4 The Queen has nowhere to run.

  2. JonPatrick says:

    but then after a4, if …QxN, RxQ, …BxR Black had captured a Rook and a Bishop for the Queen and thus is only down 1 point.

  3. WVC says:

    @JonPatrick – I see what you mean. This is why I don’t win (m)any games.

  4. Imrahil says:

    1. Ne7 Ka8 (or Ka7) 2. NxR BxN (which he can do, because the rook on f8 protects him against the rook on c1, 3. a4 Qe8 because we don’t like the lady where she is, 4. Bc5 BxB 5. RxB and then see how the fortress can be stormed, the queens exchanged and maybe the bishop now on c8 won. In any case we gave a knight for a rook and also destroyed black’s adventage concerning the pair of bishops.

  5. Imrahil says:

    Nope, I overlooked the black bishop on b4.

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