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January 31, 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

d1.JPG

Starck v Bertholdt, Gera 1962

 

Solution

A nice finale: 1 Qf2 Bg6[] 2 Qf7+! Bf7[] 3 ef mate.

d2

FEN

5bk1/ppq1p3/2r1P2p/3p2N1/3B2PQ/2P4P/PPb5/R5K1 w – – 0 31

 

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