Castles Chess Club
Quiz of the Week
16th January 2002
White is a pawn down, and his king is
Which of the listed moves for White is best?
a) Qc4 x d5+ Swopping of queens avoids
attacks, but removes chances of winning 1 point
b) Qc4 - h4 Avoids swopping of queens but the reply Qc5+ is nasty. 0
c) Rf1 - d1 The queen is pinned, and so can only avoid the threat by
Qxc4. Before retaking the queen White takes the black rook, with
check Rxd8+, and coems out a whole rook up. 3 points.
d) Rf1 x f5 A pointless rook sacrifice, Black replies with first Qxc4
and then gxf5. 0 points
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