Daily Rome Shot 697

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Meanwhile, black to move.

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This is from Day 5 of the American Cup. Look at this low time rush to the end. Whew.

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  1. Synonymous_Howard says:

    1. … Bxc3
    2. Bxc5 Rxd1+
    3. Rxd1 bxc5

  2. threej says:

    Am I missing something?


    If white responds Bxc5, then Rxd1! to avoid the mate trap, then when Rxd1, Pxc5.

  3. Neal says:

    1. …Bxc3

    Bishop can snatch up the knight and get away with it. For example:

    2. Bxc5 Rxd1+
    3. Rxd1 bxc5

  4. Be sure to watch the video I posted. It’s a nail-biter.

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