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Daily Chess Puzzle: cuttings

June 11, 2018

Over the years – no, over the decades- I have cut and and kept numerous cuttings to ‘read later’. And they pile up, and up, and up.

I have decided the clutter is too much, and will, on an occasional basis when I have time, take a bundle, flick through them, discarding what is no longer of interest, and enjoy the rest, blogging some of them. Here is one of them

White to play and win

Movsesian v Saltaev, Bundesliga 23/4/2016

Solution

Reminiscent of Morphy v Duke of Brunswick & Count Isouard, Paris Opera 1858

1 Rd1 Qe4 2 Rb8+! Rb8 3 Qb8+ Bb8 4 Rd8 mate.

FEN

r3k2r/1R3pp1/p1pbp3/4nnBp/2BqN2P/PQ6/5PP1/5RK1 w kq – 2 18

Source

Malcolm Pein’s column in the Daily Telegraph

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