Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jul 20, 2021) | Problema de ajedrez del día (20-Jul-2021)

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♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day

puzzle position | posicion del problema

*** Black to play and win ***

Castling is almost always a wise move and that is what the second player intends to do. However, before doing so, you may want to take another look at the position to see if it offers anything else. What would your approach be if this were your game?

Do you want to exercise your tactical skills a little? Then solve this chess puzzle. Indicate the correct move and a full continuation. If you want, you can point out the tactical motives and other patterns present.

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♔♞♙ Problema de ajedrez del día

puzzle position | posicion del problema

*** Juegan negras y ganan ***

El enroque es casi siempre un acierto y eso es lo que se propone hacer el segundo jugador. Sin embargo, antes de hacerlo, quizá quiera echar un nuevo vistazo a la posición para ver si ofrece algo más. ¿Cuál sería su enfoque si este fuera su juego?

¿Quieres ejercitar un poco tus habilidades tácticas? Entonces, ¡resuelve este problema de ajedrez! Señala la jugada correcta y una completa continuación. Si lo deseas, puedes señalar los motivos tácticos y demás patrones presentes.

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What a beautiful motive, first I calculated Rb8, which traps queen after Qc6, but not after Qa5. Thought there is nothing for short while, but I dug deeper into original variation and its there... really beautiful puzzle.

  1. ... a5 - threatens c6 and trapping queen, which is inevitable, but white have two reasonable defensive options:
    attempt to escape - 2. Qc6 Ra6 3.Qd5 Rd6 and queen is trapped on d5 - i don't think I ever seen this before.
    or try counterplay - 2. Bg4 c6 3. Bxd7+ Kxd7! 4. Qb6 Ra6 and queen ends up trapped in this variation too.

Very nice analysis! 2. Bg4 move is probably the most difficult move to meet if you're not imaginative enough to find 3... Kxd7! like you pointed out. That's how we should think during a game in an active position like this if we have enough time.