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May 25, 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

10

Estrin v Katalymov, Barhaul 1969

Solution

1 Re6+! and if 1…fe?? 2 Qh5 mate; so 1…de 2 Qf6!

11

And the double attack on the LPDO Rh8 and on d8 wins the rook.

FEN

2r1kb1r/3p1p1p/p1N1pp2/8/1p6/1P3Q2/q1P2PPP/3RR1K1 w k – 0 19

 

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