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Daily chess puzzle

June 6, 2017

A day’s gap from Dragoslav Andric’s 1981 book “Matni Udar”. Today, a lovely puzzle, for my elder daughter’s birthday.

Seen in Chessbase.


Black to play and draw


Korbel v Wimmer, Chessbase


I would never have solved this even if I had given the puzzle the time it deserved (I didn’t, I glanced at it, not realising its beauty.

Alas, CJS Purdy would have found it, or, I could have, had I followed his maxim of “examine all biffs”

1..f5!!! extraordinary

2 gf Ke5!


Is the ‘point’. The ChessBase article gives lots more detail, well worth studying.


8/5p2/3k4/3P2K1/1R4P1/5r2/1P6/8 b – – 0 49

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