Skip to content

It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 110

September 12, 2015

White to play and win



Keres v Kavalek, Marianske Lazne, 1965




I solved this one, but only by eliminating all other possibilities, knowing there was a win to be found.

1 Ba6? Nc6 and probably a draw, with all the pieces on one side. The key point is that 2 Bc4 Na5 3 Bd5 doesn't trap the Na5 because 3…Kf6 and reaches e5 before White's king can get to d4.


1 Bf3? Nc4 again winning the a5 pawn.


So, 1 Kd2! Nc6 3 Kc3! and if 3…Na5?, 4 Bf3 now does win the Na5; so instead 3…Nb8 but 4 Bf3, 5 Kb4 and the a6 pawn will fall.


From → Chess

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: