Test your chess: daily chess puzzle #2


Black to play and win

K Solomon v CC de Villiers 1998

Reitstein’s commentary to this clue says that whilst black could win prosaically by taking on d3, he found something better. With that hint, 1…b3! is not too hard to find. White’s uncoordinated forces can’t prevent either the b pawn or the d pawn from causing mayhem.

Variations are probably unnecessary, especially since Stockfish gives white’s ‘best’ as 2 Rd1 allowing the potassium cyanide fork b2.

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