Thursday, 19 November 2009

2 Queens - A blessing or a curse?

White to move in the following position. A second queen is about to appear on the board, but Black is counting on the perpetual check to halve the point. So White played 1.c8(Q) and Black duly played Qe1+ followed by Qe5+ and the game ended in draw. It was only in the post mortem that spectators pointed out that White could have played ... what?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

f4, then g3 allowing white to interpose the original Queen to avoid the perpetual.