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January 28, 2018

Today’s problem is from the 1972 book “Chess Combination as a Fine Art”, a book based on articles published in the 1950s-1960s by Kurt Richter.

Since the start of 2018, I have decided to adopt the style of only saying which side is to play: and not giving an idea if the move wins or otherwise, unless on occasion I think signposting would be helpful. Instead, the problems are posed with the instruction to decide what you would play, as in a game.

White to play

a1

composition by Alberic O’Kelly de Galway

 

Solution

I think this was a variation from one of the GM’s games.

It is a pretty epaulette mate: 1 Ne6+ Ke8[] 2 Qd8+! Bd8[] 3 Rf8+! Rf8[] 4 Ng7 mate.

a2

 

FEN

5kr1/R6p/5b2/4n3/3N2Pq/2P4P/3Q3K/5R2 w – – 0 1

 

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