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Problem ID: 0265635
I think in this problem its the sequence that matter!
I went to Qb3 on the last move -.-
Me too, but Qb3 is defended by Re1.
Bummed I missed that straightforward tactic.
I played Qb3 on the first move.. it still looks pretty good to me, but not as strong as the book.
Qb3 on the first move just loses a rook to Rxb1. It's thinking along the right theme (forking bishop and rook with Q) but move order is key!
second move Qb3 achieves exactly the same thing as Qe2, no?
Andrey: White then has Re1, which protects both rook and bishop. No such escape with black Queen at E2.
Interesting problem. White has equal material and a bad bishop vs. black's good bishop. Black would have good chances if it weren't for this found tactic.
re1 negates qb3
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