Make this chess move like a hawk
By Eric Morrow
Chess Column

Black to move and mate

This week’s position illustrates the queen-bishop mating pattern.

Black uses this theme to mate white in three moves. With this hint in mind please try and find the solution. In chess notation, the board is a grid: the vertical columns are numbered “1” through “8;” the horizontal rows, “a” through “h.” Each square on the board is identified by a specific letter and number.

For example, if the black knight at c6 were to take the white pawn at d4, the notation would be nxd4 (n=knight, b=bishop, q=queen, k=king, x=takes, +=check, etc.).

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