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May 20, 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

1

Kolarov v Franz, Erfurt 1955

 

Solution

1 Rg4+ Kh5 (1…Kh6 2 Rg6+ and 3 Rf6 +-) 2 Rf6! and after 2….Rf6, 3 Rh4+ picks up the LPDO Rh6. 1-0.

2

FEN

1r5r/5R2/1p1p1b2/1P2p1k1/2PpB2R/5PP1/1P3K2/8 b – – 0 35

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One Comment
  1. your initial diagram is wrongly set up.

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