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Daily Chess Puzzle

July 29, 2018

Today’s problem is from the first round of the British Championship. A lovely combination by GM Nick Pert

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

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Nick Pert v Richard Britton, British Championships Hull 28/7/18

Solution

1 Nh7! is a lovely, and deep, combination.

(a) 1…Nh7 2 Qg6 and because of the pin on the f7 pawn, White wins;

(b) 1..Kh7 2 Bg5+ Kg8 3 Qg6 and again White crashes through.

Black played 1…Bf5 leading to the sacrifice 2 Bg7!

Pos1

and after 2…Bd3 3 Bf6! Rf6[] 4 ed Rf6[] 5 Nf6+ Kg7 6 Nd5 White emerged with an overwhelming advantage.

Pos2

 

FEN

1r4k1/2qbrpbp/5npB/2p1p1N1/1pB4R/3Q2PP/1PP1PP2/5RK1 w – – 0 24

 

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