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Daily chess puzzle: best of 2017

December 28, 2017

For the last few years I have, each day, posted a problem from one of a series of chess puzzle books. I have now chosen the next one to use, but before I start that series, I am going to introduce a bit of variety into my daily postings, by picking a pot pourri of chess highlights from 2017.

There is no structure to these selections: the common theme is that they are all positons or games that I have enjoyed, found interesting, or been amazed at during 2017.

I hope my readers find this series enjoyable: either being reminded of moves or games they enjoyed during the year, or by being introduced to interesting, challenging, or fun positions for the first time.

White to play: what would you play? what candidate moves would you consider?

So

So-Rapport, Tata Steel, 16/1/2017

 

Solution

Wesley played 19 f3, followed by 20 g4 and 21 Rh1, and won a fine game. But apparently 19 Rh1!! is even stronger. I would never, ever, consider such a move. But once seen, it makes sense. Chess is a limitless game.

Tomorrow’s puzzle is another move from the same game.

FEN

The game is on my ChessBase cloud database.

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