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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 133

October 5, 2015

White to play and win

 

Minic v Honfi, Vrnjacka Banja 1966

 

Solution

 

A standard problem: the Black Queen is tied to defending the Rd8, with the Black king in a net, and 1 Qa7! overloads the Qc7. All that needs to be checked is that 1..Rd5 itself doesn't succeed, since White's King is also in a net, but it doesn't, due to 2 Qa8+, mating. The terms in bold are CJS Purdy words, as my regular readers will be very familiar with.

 

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