Quiz - Philidor

2009


1... Ra6!

Excellent and will lead us to the 'Philidor' position. Black forces White to play his pawn to the sixth rank if he wishes to make progress.

2. e6 Ra1!

When the pawn hits the sixth, Black moves to White's back rank, threatening checks with the Rook. White cannot win any more:

3. Kf6 Rf1+ 4. Ke5 Re1+ 5. Kd6

etc

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