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alice02 66 ( +1 | -1 )
CT ART Ex No 1172 F BISHOP AND E KNIGHT

For those who have the chess programme CT ART

Is the point of this exercise (1172, 20 points so should be easy!) to take the f4 bishop and E4 knight or can white avoid this?

The exercise stops when black seems to have gone down 2 points. So a beginner does not really see the outcome.

This is one of those strange CT exercises where the solution plays one way (captures with queen as first white move). But if you go back to the beginning of the exercise and choose play current position and play the first move it doesnt make that move - it moves the f1 rook.

Can someone please help sort this out.
alice02 4 ( +1 | -1 )
oops not queen, knight sorry, meant to put knight, not queen
alberlie 26 ( +1 | -1 )
White's queen and bishop are forked. Queen must move, but black currently threatens two more pieces: Bf4 and Ne4. Whichever way the queen moves, it can't guard both the Bf4 and the Ne4, therefore one of those get's taken as well, making it equal pieces and black up two pawns. :o))