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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #246

January 27, 2016

White to play and win after Black plays …Bd5 in the diagram position

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Suttles v Ostojic, Belgrade 1969

Solution

Examine all biffs, leads to (after first looking at and rejecting 1 Rd7) 1 Qf6+ which is a version of Purdy’s potassium cyanide.

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Black is forced to capture (if 1…Kf8 defending the queen, 2 Qh8 mate) when after the exchanges White emerges a piece for a pawn up.

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