6 thoughts on “Diamond Dust

      1. that was black’s first move in the game though. it’s not a legal move at this point in time.


  1. Black can’t play Nb6. I thought the move was Nd6!. With the R pinning the N and Black’s night forking Whites N on c4 and R on c2. (I noticed that the board is positioned wrong).


    1. Hi Carl,
      The board position is indeed wrong. The board should be flipped. I didn’t see it till long after I made the diagram. I see folks with the board flipped the wrong way frequently but it doesn’t affect the game itself so I didn’t remake the diagram. I took the tactic from the October 1989 Chess Life, “Chess To Enjoy” and 1. …Nb6 is what they have as the solution though 1. …Nd6 (Nd3 with the proper board placement), is equally as good. I know that in Fred Reinfeld’s 1001 Winning Chess Sacrifices and Combinations there are quite a few problems with multiple ways to win. Thanks for reaching out.


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