Sunday 24 July 2022

That one chance


Black to play and win

Sometimes when all hope looks lost, there is still one final chance you need to take. The diagrammed position was from a Street Chess game today (the Black rook may have been on a different square on 2nd/7th rank). White was up an exchange (2R's v RN), and having promoted, had an extra queen as well. But it was Black to move, and Black (Simon Louie) find the only move to win the game. 1... Rg2+ left White with a choice about taking the knight, but either way, 2... g5 was checkmate! 

(NB The board is shown from Blacks point of view)

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