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David could have lost to Goliath

David could have lost to Goliath

Jun 15, 2016, 6:24 AM 0

This illustrates once again how small details make a big difference.

First, the original problem published in the German magazine "Die Zeit".

White to play and win




And now a very similar position, but this time, the previous idea doesn't work.

White to play and lose

Let's say White takes the Queen, which is not the best move... Can you spot the difference?

Take the Black stones and win:


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