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In the position below it's White to move. Level: easy. What's white's next killer move? 20. ?
I know it was easy but sometimes during blitz games it's not. 20. Qc2 wins a piece because it's a double attack. The c8 bishop is hanging and we are threatening mate in two 21.Qh7+ Kf8 22.Qh8#. Black played 20. ...Nf8 21. Qxc8 +-. I had plenty of time to collect the point.
NCM Vas Sladek
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