Copyright 1991,1996, 1997, 1998 John Richard Coffey.
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1. ... Rc3 threatening mate and now
the best white has is 2. Rb3 Rxb3
3. axb3 a5! and the pawn queens on
1. ... Nd3+ 2. Kb1 Rb8+ 3. Qb3
Rxb3+ 4. ab Nf2 If
instead 2. Kb3 Rb8+ 3. Kc4 Nb2
mate. If instead 2. Ka3 Bb2+ 3.
4. Kc4 Ne5+! 5. Kxc5 Qe3+! 6.
Rd4 Ba3+ 7. Qxa3 Qxa3+ 8. Rb4
1. ... Rxd6 2. Kxd6 h4 and the
black pawn Queens
first, although it is a little
tricky. 3. c4 h3 4. c5 h2 5. c6
now 6. Kb5 Qh3 and 7. ... Qc8.
If 6. c7 Qh3 and 7. ... Kc8. If
or Kc7 then Qd5 wins easily.
i.e. 6. Kc7 Qd5 7. Kb6 (or else
push the pawn.) 7. ... Kg6 8.
c7 Qa8!! stops the pawn.
1. ... Qxd5!! is a great defensive
combination. If 2. exd5 then Bxf5
and black hasn't won material but
he has kept his king from getting
mated and is in a won position.
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