This is a position from my training game with one of the best 3rd graders in BC.
Black to move.
My young opponent quickly found 1. ...Rh1+ 2. Kxh1 b1=Q+ 3. Kh2 Qxc8 4.Qxc8 and coach Vas eventually outplayed his young opponent. End of story? Not so fast.
What else can Black play?
1. ...Qxc8! and now 2. Qxc8 loses to b1=Q so, White has to play 2. Qxf7+ and he escapes with a draw because the Black King can't hide on the b-file, allowing Qxb2+ and picking up the rook on a1.
Play it out and see if you can get away from checks by the White Queen.
NCM Vas Sladek
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