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The power of logical thinking in calculation

linlaoda
Sep 14, 2016, 1:28 PM 8

When calculating, sometimes the right threats don't just come to us.

At this moment, it is useful to use some logical reasoning. Consider the following problem. Spend ~10 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Were you able to solve the problem? If not, here is a hint:
White's main undefended piece is this queen on h5. We seem to have potential for a discovered attack by moving the g6 knight away. What kind of position would make this knight move immediately decisive?


*****Second Hint*******
What if moving the knight would be a *check*?

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