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June 1, 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

9

Hepner v Goode, London 1963

 

Solution

In the game, White missed 1 Ng5+ and drew instead.

After 1 Ng5+, if 1..Kg6 then 2 Be4+ and 3 Rg7; if  1..hg 2 Be4+ Kh6 3 Rh8+! Bh8[] 4 Rh7 mate.

10

FEN

5R2/p1R3bk/1q2b2p/6p1/8/1P3NP1/P5BP/7K w – – 0 1

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