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Saturday’s chess study
Troitski, 1908. I generally don’t give studies on this blog, but I will make an exception today and let the reader decide for himself. This study is so COOL! It is not that difficult, but I find the solution FUNNY…maybe you will too. (HINT: with correct play on both sides the game is a draw by stalemate!)
WHITE TO PLAY
1.Be4! Bc2!! (1…a2 2.Bb1! wins) 2.BxB a2 3.Bb1! a1(B)!! and it is stalemate after White advances any of his pawns. Moving his Bishop will be disasterous because of 4…b1(Q)+
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