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The Jerusalem Post - The Jerusalem Post Magazine - - GAMES - By Leonard Bar­den

Hol­ger Ellers (Ger­many) v Ogn­jen Cvi­tan (Croa­tia), Biel 1996. This week’s puz­zle is a dra­matic po­si­tion where Black (to move) is a bishop and pawn up while White’s pawn is poised to queen and pre­pare Qg8 mate.

Black need not fear this mate, since he can draw when he likes by per­pet­ual check with Qf2+ and Qf1+. That looks the nor­mal re­sult, but for­mer world ju­nior cham­pion Cvi­tan found some­thing bet­ter. Can you do as well?

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