Exercise #80

White to move. What would you do?

Solution

1. Qxe4!

White realised he can safely capture the black knight and rely on the X-ray effect of the c1-rook to defend the back-rank.

1. Qxe4 Qd1+ 2. Qe1

Note that 1. Qxe4 Qd1+ 2. Rxd1?? Rxd1+ and white loses.

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