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Qd4 accomplishes the same thing as Qd2
I think ...Qc1 defends against Qd4?
I got it wrong anyway!
never contest chess engine
your right molchie, Qc1 defend against Qd4. Burlyboy, never contest this chess engine unless you get 2600 or 2700 rating. you are poor, we are poor.
Humbled once again!
you would think I would used to humbleness by now! thanks for pointing out the errors of my logic. Cheers burlyboy
1...Qd2 is the best move since there is no defense to White getting mated on the next move, either on c3 or c2 if White plays 2. Qa1.
These puzzles can be really brutal. There often can be several attractive winning moves but if you don't choose the right one, you get duly punished, no secondary rewards for finding a beautiful combination which takes one move more than the given solution.
Overall comment on these themes / forced combinations
I sometimes ask me ; do these people really expect us to "think like them" ?
off course ; "no pun intended". he-he-heeh-he
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