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  1. bumpaguv says:

    1 …b3; 2. axb3 (2. Rxb2, axb2 and the “new” b-pawn promotes next move), a2 and Black gets a new queen.

    First thought was 1 …Rxa2; 2. Rxa2, Kc4 (2 …b3? drops the a-pawn); 3. Kc2, b3+ 4. Kb1, bxa2+ 5. Kxa2 but it is not clear after something like 5 …Kd4; 6. Kxa3, Ke4; 7. Kb3, Kf3; 8. f5.

    1 …b3 is much simpler.

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