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February 1, 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.

 

Black to play

g1

Druganov v Panteleyev, corres USSR 1955-56

Solution

I suspect I have seen this position before, or the same clearance mechanism, since I saw the solution instantly.

1….Qd1+! 2 Rd1 Ne2+ 3 Be2[] Nb3 mate.

g2

 

FEN

N3r1k1/pp3ppp/8/2P2b2/1b1P1B2/1qnB1N2/1P4PP/nQK1R2R b – – 0 1

 

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