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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 84

December 6, 2014

White to play and win

 

M Levitt v K Hill 1982

 

Solution

 

A bit of an unsatisfactory problem if you had the sight, as I do, of Reitstein's rubric. He says white played 1 Re5 but missed something stronger. It isn't hard to see that that move must be 1 Bg6! but in fact they are equivalent.

They both lead to the same position after best play. 1 Bg6 Rf4 (1..hg 2 Qg6+ is trivial) 2 Bh7+ Kh8 3 Re7! Rf1+ 4 Nf1 reaching this position, when maybe 4…Qd6; or 1 Re7 Rf4 2 Bg6! Rf1+ 3 Nf1 Qd6 4 Bh7+ Kh8 5 Re3( say) is similar.

 

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