In this game, you had to find the best continuation in a short master game.
Thank you to everyone who sent in their answers. You received at least 1 point for sending in a solution. If you chose a good move you received two points. If you guessed the best continuation, you received 3 points. This week, the following players received 2 or more points for their solutions:
Hari Chowdhuri (3)
Aathiran Oyalood (2)
Natalie Weaver (2)
This Week’s Solution
You had to find how white could trap the black queen after the following:
- e4, d6
- Bc4, Nd7
- Nf3, g6
- Ng5, Nh6
The solution that we were looking for:
5. Bxf7+, a brilliant forcing move and bishop sacrifice. The only thing that black can play to escape the check is a capture 5… Nxf7. With the f7 pawn removed, there is nothing to stop 6. Ne6 and the black queen is smothered by her own team!
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