Exercise #10

tactics exercise 10
Black to move. Black is down in material. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 10 solution

1… Qg4!

1… Qg4, followed by Bxf3+. White is helpless.

It is fairly easy to notice that the white pawn on f3 is pinned. Even so, it might take you a while to realize that you can safely place your queen on g4! By training tactics regularly and by studying interesting examples, such as this one, your tactical skill will improve over time.

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