Exercise #74

Black to move. What would you do?

Solution

1… Qxc1+ 2. Qxc1 Rxc1+ uses X-ray to win the white rook.

Note that 1… Rxc2? is a mistake since white will reply with Rfxc2 – threatening both Rxb2 and Rc7+, Ke8, Rc8+, Kd7, R1c7#

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