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February 17, 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: how to meet 1..hg?

k3

Korchnoi v Bastrikov, Tashkent 1958

 

Solution

Another problem based on yesterday’s game.

After 1…hg, not 2 Bf8+, but 2 Bg7+!! Kh7[]  3 Rh8+ Kf7[] 4 Rf8 mate.

Pretty!

k5

FEN

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