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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 107

September 9, 2015

White to play and win

 

 

Schmid v Keres, Tel Aviv 1964

 

Solution

 

A loss by Paul Keres, to Lothar Schmid. Had it been an actual game, the win would be easy to miss, unless the player was a disciplined Purdy player (which I am not, it is a counsel or perfection) when it is not too hard, but still pretty. The geometrical alignment of the K and LPDO Qb2 are key, and it is also immediately apparent that the main difficulty is that the Ne6 covers g7.

But, examine all biffs and 1 Rf5+! Kf5[] 2 Qh7+! Kf6 (or Ke5) 3 Qh8+ is the desired skewer.

 

 

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