Chess puzzle

No. 648

10 April 2021

9:00 AM

10 April 2021

9:00 AM

Black to play. Livaic-–Oparin, Fide World University Online Championship, March 2021. After 1…Rxc5 2 Rxb4, a draw was soon agreed. Which move should Black have preferred? Answers should be emailed to chess@spectator.co.uk by Monday 12 April. There is a prize of £20 for the first correct answer out of a hat. Please include a postal address.

Last week’s solution 1 Rc5! threatens discovered check and mate with the Rb4. If 1…Bf6 2 Rd4# or 1…Bg5 2 Rf4#, while if 1…Bd8 or Be1, White has 2 Q(x)d8#.
Last week’s winner Julian Smith, Penylan, Cardiff

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