White to play

White to play


In this position it looks as if White must move the attacked queen, when Black will capture the knight and it will be difficult for White to win. However, White has a very clever checkmating idea leading to a devastating blow with the knight. Can you see it?

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Here White, to play, can force a quick checkmate by utilizing the motif of the pin. How is this done?

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