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August 26, 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: after Black plays here 1…b5

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Norman Littlewood v Rolf Roth, Havana Olympiad 1966

 

Solution

As Purdy tells us to, ignore threats: after 1…b5, 2 Re8!! wins. Black resigned.

Pos111

FEN

5r1k/ppp1R2p/5p2/8/q1BQ3P/8/PPb2PP1/6K1 b – – 0 25

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