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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 219

April 20, 2015

White to play and win

 

D Lewis v L Wilken 1958

 

Solution

 

Not too hard today, which just shows that playing a game in practice is so different to solving a puzzle in the comfort of your own home: for white played 1 Qd3, missing the fairly obvious 1 Ng6+!

 

It is actually quite nice to find not just a winning line, but the best line: 1…Kh7[] 2 Nf8++ Kg8 and now 3 Ng5! keeps the king in the box.

 

As always, I write up my blog, then go to Stockfish to enter the position, so I can paste it into the blog. Alas, Stockfish (and, full credit, Reitstein) improve further, with the stunning 2 Ng5+! with the same idea, but just more forceful.

 

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