Test your chess: Reitstein problem 219


Black to play and win

L Wilken v S Driman 1949

There are several candidate moves, such as Qh1+, Ne3+, Rf2+, but the one which stands out is 1…Nf2!

After 2 Bf2[] the obvious move is 2…Qh1+, but 2…Bg4! locks white’s king in the box, with inevitable mate. In the game, black missed 2…Bg4, playing 2…Qh1+ and 3…Qg4+ and winning prosaically.

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