Exercise #97

tactics exercise 97
White to move. What would you do?

Solution

tactics exercise 97 solution

1. cxb7 Bxb7 2. Qb5+, followed by Qxb7 wins the black bishop.

Note that 1. cxb7 is in itself a fork, essentially forcing black to recapture the pawn with Bxb7.

This example shows how you can sometimes use an exchange of material to create a new target, (the black bishop in this case).

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