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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #215

December 26, 2015

White to play and win after:

1…Bb2, as played; or

1…Re8

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Tringov v Donner, Busum 1968

Solution

1…Bb2 loses simply to 2 Re7! since the Ng6 is pinned to the f7 pawn: in Purdy terms, there is a jumpcheck Qh5-f7+ in the initial position.

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After 1..Re8, the motif is overload: 1 Bh6+ Kg8 (1…Kf6? 2 Qg5 mate) and 2 Qf5!! overloads the Queen, due to the back rank mate. Very conveniently, White’s king is on g2, not g1, else the combination wouldn’t have worked.

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