Exercise #36

tactics exercise 36
White to move. What would you do? Note that white can’t play c8(Q+) because the pawn is pinned by the black queen.

Solution

tactics exercise 36 solution

1. Qc2+ Qxc2 2. c8(Q)+, followed by Qxc2

White uses the move Qc2+, to attract the black queen to the c2-square–where she will be exposed to the skewer tactic, c8(Q)+

Of course white could not play 1. c8(Q), since the c7-pawn was pinned by the black queen.

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