#Chess Puzzle Worth Sharing 30

What is black’s best move?

Black to move.

The puzzle above appeared on the board on move 17.

[Event “SocialChess”]

[Site “Internet”]

[Date “2017.04.25”]

[Round “-“]

[White “sgshawn “]

[WhiteElo “”]

[Black “chessmusings “]

[BlackElo “”]

[Result “0-1”]
1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 d5 6.exd5 Nf6 7.Qb3 Bd6 8.Nf3 O-O 9.O-O Nbd7 10.Nbd2 Nc5 11.Qc2 b6 12.Ng5 g6 13.Nde4 Nfxe4 14.Nxe4 Nxe4 15.Qxe4 Re8 16.Qf3 Bb7 17.Bb5 Bxd5 18.Bf6 Bxf3 19.Bxd8 Rexd8 20.gxf3 Bc5 21.Bc6 Rab8 22.Rad1 Kg7 23.Rfe1 Rd6 24.Bd5 Rbd8 25.Re7 Rxd5 26.Rde1 Bxe7


Published by chessmusings

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.

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