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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 109

September 11, 2015

White to play and win



Schmid v Langeweg, Hamburg 1965




1 b5! is fairly natural, it's first and most obvious point being to soften up the long diagonal to the Ra8. The second point is that if 1…Bb7 then taking twice on d7 is followed by Nf6+: 2 Rd7 Nd7 3 Rd7 Qd7 4 Nf6+ forking the king and queen.

But it's hidden point is that after 1…cb White's knight now has access to the d5 square: 2 Rd7! Nd7 3 Rd7! Bd7 4 Nf6+ Kf8 5 Nd5! 1-0





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