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  1. The sneaky move is Rook e1 takes Bishop e4. It is likely that black will gleefully take the Rook with the pawn on d5. White then plays Bishop g2 to f1 and the Black Queen is a gonner. If Black sees what’s coming and refuses to take the Rook, but takes evasive action — Pawn c6 to c5 — at least White has gained a Bishop. Without White’s initial move, the Black Queen can be protected from attack by the White Bishop by Bishop e4 to d3.

    This is not a constructed position, by the way. It actually occurred during a game I was playing against a chess program.

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