Exercise #5

tactics exercise 5
Black to play. White is threatening Qxg7# What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 5 solution

1… Qd1+ 2. Kg2 Qxg4+

The point is that the white queen is absolutely pinned on the g-file, which makes 2. Qxd1 an illegal move since the white king will be in check by the black rook on g7.

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