Test your chess: Reitstein problem 186

Not very hard but a fairly useful pattern. Hopefully, after you look at it once, it remains in your bag of tactical tricks forever.

allanbeardsworth

Black to play and win

Position after 1 g3-g4

D Endean v MC Rubery 1989

1…Rh2 is fairly obvious, and there aren’t many variations: if the rook is taken, Qh4+ and Qh1mate. The f pawn is pinned to the queen, so it is game over.

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