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Daily puzzle: my pick of wonderful moves from 2016

January 10, 2017
I am starting the New Year with a fairly random selection of moves seen during 2016: skewed to the last few months, since I only thought of making such a selection in December, and then had to try to recall some of my favourite moments.
White to play: identify your candidate moves, and decide what you would play.
vocaturo
Kramnik v Vocaturo, Baku Olympiad 13/9/16

Solution

1 Be7!!

vocaturo2

What imagination. I would never, ever, have considered the move.
It doesn’t win, and after best play, White’s advantage is slight, but still a shocker of a move.
I wish I knew how I could find such moves.
For the game continuation, see my Cloud Database.

FEN

2brr1k1/pp3pb1/n1p2np1/7p/2PNp3/BPN1P1PP/P2R1PB1/3R2K1 w – – 0 17

ChessBase Cloud
 
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