Exercise #26

tactics exercise 26
White to move. What would you do? Note that white’s army started at the bottom of the diagram (rows 1&2).

Solution

tactics exercise 26 solution

1. Qh8+ Kg5 2.Qh6+ Kf5 3.Qxc1

1.Qh8+ forces the black king to move onto the same diagonal as the black queen. White can then use a skewer to win the black queen on c1.

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