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Black to move and inflict pain.

NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

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  1. WVC says:

    I thought of:
    1. . . . Qa3+
    2. Kd2 Bc3+
    3. . . . Bxe1

    But I don’t know what to do if White instead does
    2. Kb1

    So I feel like I’m leaving too many options.

  2. threej says:

    If K-d2, then Qxc3.
    If K-b1, then Bxc3.

  3. Gregg the Obscure says:

    safe and happy travels!

  4. InFormationDiakonia says:

    Viaggio sicuro Padre Z!

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