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May 31, 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 Evaluate 1 Rf7 Re3 2 h4 Re2+ 3 Kh1 Qg3

6

Evans v Reshevsky, New York 29/12/1963

 

Solution

3…Qg3?? blunders away the win.

7

1 Qg8+! Kg8 2 Rg7+! and it is stalemate or perpetual check along the seventh rank.

8

 

FEN

2Q5/3R1ppk/8/1p2p1qp/1P2Pn2/4BPPP/7K/4r3 w – – 0 46

 

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