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March 24, 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

Gislason v Boey, Moscow Olympiad 11/9/1956

Solution

Geometry: jump-biffs and the Qb3 being LPDO means that 1…Re4! is possible; and White collapses.

g2

FEN

4rk2/p5pp/1p1r4/2p2p2/5P2/PQ1P3q/1PR1P1RP/5K2 b – – 0 29

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