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It’s Your Move: daily chess puzzle #306(2)

March 30, 2016

White to play and win : what happens after the move played in the game, 1 Re1?

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Langeweg v Wade, London 1971

Solution

Deja vu: yesterday’s puzzle showed what should have happened, today is what actually happened: 1 Re1.

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Then 1…Rd1 2 Kf1 but then 2…R8d2!

The position is rife for Purdy’s potassium cyanide, one of my favourite motifs, the e3 pawn ready to move to e2 hitting both f1 and d1: meanwhile Rf2+ and Re1 mate are threatened, and happened in the game so 0-1

Potassium cyanide

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