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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle # 159

October 31, 2015

White to play and win

…after Black plays 1…Be2 in this position


AN Fischer v Kraidman, Israel 1967




A nice puzzle. Black’s first move is cute, exploiting the fact that the Qd2 is a LPDO and is also tied to the Bd4, and the Qa5-Nc3-Qd2 pin.

But the pin can be broken: 1 b4!


1…Qb4[] 2 Rab1 Qa5 3Rb5 and after the Q moves, 4 Ne2 wins a piece. Or 2…Qc4 3 Ne2 again wins the piece, for insufficient compensation.



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